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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%. 

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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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. 

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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The first of a 5 part series published in the Tamil edition of The Hindu, talks of road safety situation, or lack thereof, in India, highlighting the fact that over 50% of 'accidents' are actually due to negligent driving. 

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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Government order issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu in July 2016 to protect Good Samaritans

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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Guidelines issued by the Government of India in May 2015 to protect Good Samaritans

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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Help road accident victims without fear of police harassment or legal complications.

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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A 5% reduction in average vehicle speed can reduce deaths by 30%

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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Wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk of a fatal injury by upto 50% for front seat occupants and upto 75% for rear seat occupants

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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Drivers using a phone are FOUR times more likely to be involved in a crash.

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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Wearing a motorcycle helmet correctly can reduce the risk of death by 40% and the risk of severe injury by 70%

Road Safety

Sustainable transportation

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