Every 24 Seconds Someone Dies On The Worlds Roads; Bloomberg Philanthropies Gives $240 Million To Do Something About It

February 25, 2020 The investment, part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Initiative for Global Road Safety, is a sixyear plan that aims to save 600,000 lives and prevent up to 22 million injuries in low and middleincome countries.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Forbes Edition:Online Web https://www.forbes.com/sites/tanyamohn/2020/02/24/every-24-seconds-someone-dies-on-the-worlds-roads-bloomberg-philanthropies-gives-240-million-to-do-something-about-it/#686a3a24419b

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Motorists urged to drive safely after eight deaths on our roads this weekend

February 25, 2020 Police work closely alongside our road safety partners including the NZ Transport Agency, local authorities and the Ministry of Transport, but we need everybody to do their part in keeping our roads safe.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Indianweekender Co Edition:Online Web https://www.indianweekender.co.nz/Pages/ArticleDetails/7/11677/New-Zealand/Motorists-urged-to-drive-safely-after-eight-deaths-on-our-roads-this-weekend

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Mayor Sylvester Turner taps Bay Area planner to become Houston’s first chief transportation planner

February 25, 2020 Monday marks the first time traffic-clogged Houston has a transportation planner, a position officials said will coordinate mobility issues around the city.David Fields, former principal of NelsonNygaard Associates in San Francisco, started work this week as chief transportation planner, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced in a new release….

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Informed traffic rules

February 25, 2020 JCI Gohana Star Association organized a traffic awareness camp at a coaching center on Monday. Traffic in-charge at the camp, Jaibhagwan informed the students about the traffic rules. He said that traffic rules have been made for our safety. It is mandatory to follow these rules while…

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NATPAC to survey black spots in Capital

February 25, 2020 The state government has constituted a team comprising officials from the Motor Vehicle Department (MVD), Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB), Public Works Department (PWD) and the police to carry out inspections at all identified black spots. In Thiruvananthapuram, NATPAC has prioritised a total of 16 major crash…

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MVD to check GPS trackers in school vehicles

February 25, 2020 The enforcement wing of the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has decided to go ahead with stringent legal action against schools which are yet to have functional Global Position System (GPS) trackers in their educational institution vehicles for ensuring students safety. Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Hindu Edition:Online…

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MVD seeks to ensure pedestrian safety

February 25, 2020 The department shoots off a letter urging the district administration to clear wayside encroachmentsTaking note of the rising number of road accidents involving pedestrians, the Motor Vehicles Department (MVD) has approached the Kottayam district administration with a request to clear off the wayside encroachments. Media Source:Online Google…

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Killer spots on city roads remain dangerous, seven more added

February 25, 2020 Accidentprone zones, which are black spots for traffic police, are not new but rectifying the problems after identifying these zones still remains a problem with the agencies assigned to address road safety.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Times of India Edition:Online Web https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/killer-spots-on-city-roads-remain-dangerous-seven-more-added/articleshow/74291245.cms

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MP Binoy Viswam urges better working conditions for truck drivers

February 25, 2020 CPI Rajya Sabha member Binoy Viswam has urged Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to make changes in the Motor Vehicle Act to ensure proper working regulations for transport workers including mandatory sleeping berths in trucks for drivers.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Deccan Herald Edition:Online Web https://www.deccanherald.com/national/mp-binoy-viswam-urges-better-working-conditions-for-truck-drivers-807747.html

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Licences of over 55k drivers suspended

February 25, 2020 More than 55,000 licences have been suspended/cancelled by the transport department based on recommendations made by police units across nine southern districts in 2019. The action was taken for not following traffic rules and causing accidents due to negligence.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Times of India…

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No lessons learnt: 201 tipsy drivers caught in three days by Cyberabad Traffic police

February 25, 2020 An increasing number of accidents caused by drunken driving notwithstanding, drivers appear to have learnt no lessons. Between February 21 and 23, Cyberabad Traffic police caught 201 drivers and booked cases against them over the weekend.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The New Indian Express Edition:Online Web https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2020/feb/24/no-lessons-learnt-201-tipsy-drivers-caught-in-three-days-by-cyberabad-traffic-police-2107544.html

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Cops seek school help to build carpool database

February 25, 2020 The other common violations include rash driving and honking too much. These are bad precedents for young minds. Besides the drunken driving incident at Moulali, drivers often indulge in playing loud music, said an officer.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Times of India Edition:Online Web https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/cops-seek-school-help-to-build-carpool-database/articleshow/74290718.cms

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Bidhannagar Police holds awareness event for pool car drivers & owners

February 25, 2020 According to Deputy Commissioner (DC), Traffic, Dhritiman Sarkar, around 350 drivers attended the sensitisation programme. During the workshop, police instructed the drivers to follow the traffic rules accordingly.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Millennium Post Edition:Online Web http://www.millenniumpost.in/kolkata/bidhannagar-police-holds-awareness-event-for-pool-car-drivers-owners-402516

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Qatar participates in Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in SwedenQatar participates in Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety in Sweden

February 24, 2020 The President of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Dr. Engineer Saad bin Ahmad Al Muhannadi, headed the Qatari delegation in the third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety, held on February 19 & 20, 2020 at Stockholm, the Kingdom of Sweden. His Majesty the King of Sweden…

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U.S. Only Nation To Dissociate From Global Declaration On Preventing Road Deaths

February 24, 2020 The U.S. has refused to sign up to a new declaration on road safety. The so-called Stockholm Declaration was issued at the Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety held in Stockholm, Sweden, February 19?20. “ Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Forbes Edition:Online Web https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/02/23/us-only-nation-to-disassociate-from-global-declaration-on-preventing-road-deaths/#86ae5c73a04b

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Menace of shrill horns continues

February 24, 2020 The implementation of the latest Motor Vehicles Act is on a slow pace leading to the traffic snarls, residents alleged.Meanwhile, air horns used by private buses and two-wheelers adds to the menace of traffic. Senior citizens and children bear the brunt of loud noises at busy thoroughfares….

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Cops identify 84 accident prone spots along State, national highways in Khammam

February 24, 2020 Police Commissioner Tafseer Iqbal on Sunday revealed that the police department has identified 84 accident-prone areas on State and National Highways passing through the district.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Hans India Edition:Online Web https://www.thehansindia.com/telangana/cops-identify-84-accident-prone-spots-along-state-national-highways-in-khammam-607110

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Near Shaheen Bagh, many roads not taken

  February 23, 2020 Apart from the narrow lane,commuters taking the inside roadvia Jamia Nagar to go to Noidawill face another protest nearJamia, for which a carriagewayhas been closed leaving littlespace for bigger vehicles to cross.The road sees heavy traffic at anytime of the day. Sunil Kumar Mishra, trafficand road…

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Retired teacher killed in collision with pickup van

February 23, 2020 Patna. The retired teacher died after being hit by a pickup van near Rani village in Bachwara police station area. Police sources said here today that retired teacher Ram Vilas Rai (62) resident of Rani village, on a motorcycle” Media Source:Print Publication Name:Rajasthan Patrika Edition:Surat https://www.VeeTrack.com/test/ShowArticles.aspx?UName=43656E74726520666F7220456E7669726F6E6D656E7420456475636174696F6E&Id=3137333930393530

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Kerala bids adieu to bus mishap victims

February 23, 2020 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami had on Thursday told the state assembly that 20 people were killed and 28 injured in the accident.According to the transport officials here, two passengers escaped unhurt.Saseendran said the government arranged for ambulances to bring the bodies of the victims to…

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11 two-wheelers seized

February 23, 2020 Indore traffic police took action against owners of 15 vehicles driving on roadfrom Ramlaxman Bazar to Narsingh Bazar and Jawahar Marg on Saturday. Police bookedfour two-wheeler riders under Motor Vehicle Act and seized 11 two-wheelers. The actionfollowed an order by ASP traffic (west zone) RS Devke.” Media…

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11 two-wheelers seized

February 23, 2020 Indore traffic police took action against owners of 15 vehicles driving on roadfrom Ramlaxman Bazar to Narsingh Bazar and Jawahar Marg on Saturday. Police bookedfour two-wheeler riders under Motor Vehicle Act and seized 11 two-wheelers. The actionfollowed an order by ASP traffic (west zone) RS Devke.” Media…

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Fresh push to find accident-prone spots in Jamshedpur

February 23, 2020 A year ago, there had been 311 mishaps with 157 of them being fatal.And the increase came despite several road safety exercises undertaken by district administration jointly with Tata Steel Utilities and Infrastructure Services Limited (formerly Jusco).” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Telegraph Edition:Online Web https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/fresh-push-to-find-accident-prone-spots-in-jamshedpur/cid/1747647

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Truck driver?s error led to accident

February 23, 2020 An emergency meetingof the Road Safety Authori-ty will be convened on Fe-bruary 25. The meeting willdiscuss the possibility ofregulating the operationsof container trucks, the mi-nister said, adding that itwill also touch upon the al-leged flouting of rules bythe truck drivers.” Media Source:Print Publication Name:The Times of India…

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Financing infrastructure

February 23, 2020 The National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) laid out a blueprint for expenditure of ~102 trillion over the 2020-25 quinquennium to change the infrastructure landscape in the country. Conspicuously lacking, however, were measures for mobilising funds to finance such a whopping requirement, particularly in the face of the yawning…

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DTC awarded for lowest accident rate during 201819

February 04, 2020 A trophy and a cheque of one lakh was presented to DTC MD Manoj Kumar by Transport Minister Nitin GadkariDTC has received the Transport Ministers Road Safety Award 201819 for the lowest accident rate” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Live Mint Edition:Online Web https://www.livemint.com/news/india/dtc-awarded-for-lowest-accident-rate-during-2018-19-11580780652130.html

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The Flavor of Road Safety

February 04, 2020 Flavored ice treats such as the popsicle and its plasticsheathed cousin the freezepop have been around since the 1920s, but until recently the selections have been less than bold; mainly fruits, with maybe a watermelon icepop here and there. (Road safety)” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Press Republican…

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Smartphone texting linked to compromised pedestrian safety

February 04, 2020 To try and gauge the potential impact on road safety of handheld/handsfree device activities, including talking on the phone, text messaging, browsing and listening to music, the researchers looked for published evidence.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Medicalxpress Edition:Online Web https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-02-smartphone-texting-linked-compromised-pedestrian.html

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Safety concerns over cyclists and pedestrian deaths

February 04, 2020 The authors are also calling on the EU to channel funds into road safety improvements such as the infrastructure modifications needed to support safer city streets and to come forward with a strategy on safe active mobility.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Worldhighways Edition:Online Web https://www.worldhighways.com/wh12/news/safety-concerns-over-cyclists-and-pedestrian-deaths

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Zero Fatality Corridor project: Fatal accidents on Expressway down by over 40 pc in 3 years

February 04, 2020 The project is a joint initiative of the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), Maharashtra Highway Police, Mahindra & Mahindra, and the Delhibased SaveLIFE Foundation.By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 4, 2020 12:49:22 am” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Indian Express Edition:Online Web https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/zero-fatality-corridor-project-fatal-accidents-on-expressway-down-by-over-40-pc-in-3-years-6249467/

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Govt agencies told to list roads under their purview for faster repair

February 04, 2020 The exercise is being done under Haryana Vision Zero programme, which aims to reduce and end road fatalities in state. Experts said identification of road, based on jurisdiction, would help repair potholed roads faster and ensure their upkeep.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Hindustan Times Edition:Online Web https://www.hindustantimes.com/gurugram/govt-agencies-told-to-list-roads-under-their-purview-for-faster-repair/story-JYA4QT55BZNTICV9tlehmM.html

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Himachal to provide transport services online

February 04, 2020 He said these services include application for transfer of ownership, change of address, duplicate registration certificate, alteration in RC, hypothecation addition, hypothecation deletion, conversion of vehicles, renewal of registration (non transport vehicles), application for RC particular, application for NOC, fitness certificate/ duplicate fitness certificate, road tax payment,…

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Man awarded 16month jail in case of negligent, rash driving

February 04, 2020 A local court here on Monday awarded 16month imprisonment to a man in a case of negligent and rash driving, in which four people were killed and five injured in Jammu and Kashmirs Reasi district.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Outlook Edition:Online Web https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/man-awarded-16month-jail-in-case-of-negligent-rash-driving/1725374

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fined for incomplete paper and helmet

February 04, 2020 Under the leadership of CCDR DSP cum traffic in charge Madhu Kachhap, on Monday, intensive checking campaign was conducted near Kunda police station located on DeogharSarwan main road. Major Sheru Ranjan and several ASI and jawans checked all the small and big vehicles passing through the route….

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Road safety week is expected today

February 04, 2020 The 31st National Road Safety Week will be observed from 4 to 10 February. During this, the road rules, traffic rules will be told about the various programs from the district headquarters to the Panchayat Samiti level. District Transport Officer JK Mathur said that on Tuesday, the…

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?Dockless? trouble to Hyderabad Police

February 04, 2020 Scooters, motorbikes, e-bikes and their ilk, known together as ?dockless? vehicles, are turning out to be a major headache for the City Traffic Police, who point out that these vehicles are many a time parked in No Parking areas or on pavements.” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:Telangana…

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2 sports cars used for racing seized

February 04, 2020 Two luxury sports cars used for racing on the PVNR Expressway were seized by Rajendranagar police on Sunday morning.Find mobilefriendly version of articles from the days newspaper in one easytoread list. (rash driving)” Media Source:Online Google Publication Name:The Hindu Edition:Online Web https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/2-sports-cars-used-for-racing-seized/article30724271.ece

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Faulty traffic challans put people in a tizzy

February 04, 2020 Faulty traffic challans uploaded online by the traffic police are entangling the commuters into trouble with the officials concerned. When such issues…Rajendranagar: Faulty traffic challans uploaded online by the traffic police are entangling the commuters into trouble with the officials concerned. When such issues arise, the latter…

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UPSRTC to serve tea to night duty drivers

February 04, 2020 ?The UPSRTC has sent pro-posal to the state governmentand the transport commissionerto sanction this Special Projectunder the ?State Road SafetyFund. Once approved, the sys-tem will be installed in all 680buses by August 2020,? he said.” Media Source:Print Publication Name:Hindustan Times Edition:Lucknow https://www.VeeTrack.com/test/ShowArticles.aspx?UName=43656E74726520666F7220456E7669726F6E6D656E7420456475636174696F6E&Id=3137323533303938

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Road accident death rate down in 2019

February 04, 2020 Commenting on the report,Inspector-General, Traffic,Deepak Ratan said, ?There is adirect correlation between theenforcement of rules and hap-pening of road accidents and thisis getting reflected very much inthe accident figures of 2019.?He said as compared to 2018,the number of challans issued toviolators of traffic rules went upby 49%…

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