The final article of a 5 part series published in the Tamil edition of The Hindu, talks of the many road design issues relating to highways and the lack of road safety infrastructure. The article goes on to list road safety measures being implemented in countries like Sweden.
The fourth of a 5 part series published in the Tamil edition of The Hindu, talks of the Good Samaritan Guidelines issued by the Government of India that ensures that anyone who helps a traffic accident victim is not embroiled in complicated red tape in hospitals or with the police or the courts. The article also notes that many lives can be saved if accident victims reach a hospital within the first hour of the accident i.e. the Golden Hour and calls upon citizens to give way to emergency vehicles.
The third of a 5 part series published in the Tamil edition of The Hindu, talks of how vulnerable road users like pedestrians are rarely given space on the roads. Typically pavements are rare, forcing pedestrians to walk amidst traffic or weave around parked vehicles that take up the pavement. Talking of the high incidence of accidents where pedestrians are injured or killed in India, the article highlights how forward thinking policies in countries like Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are making cities pedestrian- and cycle-friendly, thus reducing road accidents by 30%.
The second of a 5 part series published in the Tamil edition of The Hindu, talks about the myriad ways we all break the traffic rules on a daily basis; on how driving licenses in India are easy to come by and how a strong legislation that punishes violators and makes them think twice about becoming repeat offenders is the need of the hour.