Tamil Nadu was the first state to bring in a Road Safety Policy as a part of its road safety management system. However, the status of the existing Road Safety Policy calls for an immediate review to ensure that the policy reflects prevailing road safety issues and identifies existing policy constraints. This report furnishes a set of recommendations for the state through a qualitative comparison of Road Safety Policies of other states in India.
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#Chennai witnessed the second-highest number of road fatalities (998) in the country in 2021. Two-wheeler users were found to be the most vulnerable. It is important to have safe & adequate infrastructure in addition to instilling road discipline. Calling on all decision-makers to prioritise safer roads in the city's Third Master Plan vision.
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#TamilNadu showed a drastic 91% increase in the number of road deaths in 2021 over 2020. This unpleasant statistic is a clarion call to prioritize #roadsafety & reduce fatal crashes. Calling on the government to action road safety plans for the state this year.
Road Safety Week 2023 (January 11 - 17) is a national event declared by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to emphasise the need for proactively employed road safety measures, to reduce road crash risks and fatalities. To mark the week, Citizen consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) in collaboration with the Greater Chennai Traffic Police and the Citizen Consumer Club of Patrician College of Arts and Science, organised an event targeting the budding young drivers of the state emphasizing the need for safe, and responsible road behaviour.
Blind spots are the areas your mirrors cannot cover. If there is a pause between the vehicle leaving your central mirror and appearing on your side mirror, you will have to re-adjust your mirrors, as it means there is still a blind spot left.
Shouldn't we be safe walking down the road? Demand lower speed limits. Sign this petition & share widely: http://bit.ly/love30kmph
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Across the world people are coming to realise that roads, especially in our cities, should not be about the metal monstrosities that we call vehicles, but should be about people. That people use these spaces, which are public spaces, for a variety of purposes - from the obvious one of mobility to livelihood to recreation. Yet all our planning, our laws on roads and transport is focussed on the inanimate, polluting vehicles.
A study by CAG to analyse compliance with helmet and seatbelt rules in Chennai city. It was found that since its 2017 study, more two-wheeler riders and car drivers were complying with the law. However, pillion and passenger compliance is non-existent.