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Road Safety Action Plan
Road Safety Action Plan
Road Safety Action Plan Steps to be taken for Preventing Road Accidents

Steps to be taken

for Preventing

Road Accidents

Road Accident Statistics
Road Accident Statistics
Road Accident Statistics More than 1.2 million people are killed in Road Accidents, worldwide , every

More than 1.2 million

people are killed

in Road Accidents,

worldwide , every year.

2 to 3 % of Gross National Product

Is lost in Road Accidents.

Road Accident Statistics
Road Accident Statistics
Road Accident Statistics One child is killed in Road Accidents, every three minutes in the World.

One child is killed in Road Accidents, every three minutes

in the World.

Road Accident Statistics
Road Accident Statistics
Road Accident Statistics Total worldwide death toll of Tsunami of 2004 was about 230,000. But the

Total worldwide death toll of

Tsunami of 2004 was about 230,000.

But the annual worldwide death toll of

Road Accidents is 1,200,000 !!! i.e. more than

five times the Tsunami toll.

Steps to be taken for preventing Road Accidents
Steps to be taken for
preventing Road Accidents
of should be
of
should
be

enforcement

  • Most important method to bring down

accidents

is

strict

speed limits.

  • 90 % of accidents can be avoided by strict enforcement of speed limits.

  • Existing speed

limits

brought down further.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Heavy Penalty should be imposed on ALL those who cross
  • Heavy Penalty should be imposed on

ALL those who cross speed limits. If this is strictly implemented, nobody

will dare to go at high speed.

  • Heavy penalty should be imposed

for those who cause accidents.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
tamper proof
tamper proof
  • Tamper proof speed controllers

should be made mandatory for all

heavy vehicles. New heavy vehicles

should have

built

in

speed controllers.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
limit may be
limit
may
be
  • Two wheeler manufacturers should

be asked to design two wheelers

with a designed maximum speed of

(say) 50/60 kmph.

(

Suitable

speed

selected for each country.)

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
  • New

gadgets are

to

developed for
developed for

be

collision prevention and should be fitted on all vehicle. Research organizations should be asked to develop such gadgets on a war footing. For example, gadgets can be developed to automatically slow down the vehicle, if safe distance

commensurate with the speed of the

vehicle in front is not maintained.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents

Diving tests

for

of Driving for two
of Driving
for two

issue

license is to be made more stringent

and foolproof.

Raising of

lower age limit

wheeler and Heavy Vehicle license

to 21.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Helmet should be made compulsory by law in all states,
  • Helmet should be made compulsory by law in all states, OR impose a lower speed limit for those who do not use helmet.

  • Helmet should be made compulsory for back seat riders also.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
good quality
good
quality

Ensure that all Helmet users are fixing the Chinstrap of Helmet. Otherwise it will not help during an accident.

Ensure

that

ONLY

Helmets are available in the market.

Strict enforcement of existing traffic rules.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
Law should be modified such that the person who made the accident has to bear (say)
Law should be modified such that the
person who made the accident has to
bear (say) 0 to 10 % of the insurance
claims,
depending
on
severity
of
negligence.
Also
the
compensations
should be made very huge, making
accidents unaffordable so
that
everyone will be very vigilant.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
maintain the
maintain the
  • All those who do not

safe distance for the speed should

be punished.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Safety awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult

Safety awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult to impart awareness to a grown up a human.

If safety awareness is imparted at

childhood, safety will be a habit.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
  • Video

/

Computer

Games that
Games
that

simulate Racing should be banned by Government OR discouraged by

parents as it will develop racing

habit in children.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
banned by of Motor should be
banned
by
of
Motor
should be

All sorts of Motor sports especially

racing

should

be

government. Telecast

Sports and Racing

banned.

also

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Racing and over speed / highly risky riding, driving by

Racing and over speed / highly risky riding, driving by Heroes should not be filmed in cinemas and TV serials.

Government should censor such

scenes.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Children below a certain age should not busy be permitted
  • Children below a certain age should

not

busy

be permitted to do cycling in

roads

/

roads where heavy

vehicles are plying.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
Refreshment parlors should be made available at (say) every 50 / 100 k.m. on all national
Refreshment
parlors
should
be
made available at (say) every
50 /
100 k.m.
on
all
national highways
and truck
/
heavy
vehicle drivers
should
be
forced
to
refresh
by
having a face wash or by having a
cup of tea / coffee.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents

The current practice of keeping the

traffic

signals

in

during nights and on holidays is to

be

reviewed

and

found prudent.

if
if

standby mode

discontinued

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
should be
should
be
  • Advertisement boards and other

items that may obstruct visibility at junctions, curvatures and other

parts

of

the

roads

removed immediately.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
of
of
  • Ensure that the money recovered as Road

Tax

is

fully

construction

roads.

utilised for the

/maintenance

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
  • Time

Punching

of

Private buses is forcing the after
Private
buses
is
forcing the
after

(practiced in some states) should be

discontinued as

drivers to

go

at

it

traffic blocks.

high speed,

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents

TV

and

other

effectively

used

awareness.

  • Scientific

should be Public safety of major at accident
should
be
Public
safety
of
major
at
accident

media

for

analysis

accidents / accident prone areas.

of

  • Restriction prone areas.

speed

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
involved the
involved
the
  • Enactment of stringent traffic rules.

  • Immediate suspension of license of

those

who

are

accidents, at least until they prove that they are not guilty.

  • Cancellation of license of those who make serious accidents.

How to prevent Road Accidents  Proper Permanent maintenance of roads. contracts / arrangements should be
How to prevent Road Accidents
 Proper
Permanent
maintenance
of
roads.
contracts
/
arrangements should be in place for
maintaining
all
roads
in
good
condition 24 hours a day, 365 days
an
year.
If
a
gutter is
repaired in
time it can save a life !!!
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents

Strict vehicles.

enforcement

Periodic

eye

testing

of health of of old aged
of
health
of
of
old
aged

driving license holders.

Immediate cancellation of license of drunkard drivers / riders.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Setting up of Judicial Commissions to monitor steps taken to
  • Setting up of Judicial Commissions to monitor steps taken to control road accidents.

  • Straightening / Widening of roads, Implementation of one way traffic and construction of medians.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
for important
for
important

Footpaths and medians should be

made

roads.

mandatory

  • Zebra crossings should be provided for pedestrians for safe road crossings at appropriate places.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
  • Signals

for

road

crossings at roads and
crossings
at
roads
and

important busy places where a large number of people have to cross the

road everyday.

  • Proper

marking

of

signals.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
  • Humps

should

be

at all
at
all

provided

important places, accident prone areas.

  • Construction, size and shape of the

Humps be scientific. All the Contractors

of the Public Works / Other departments should be provided with the details of scientific Hump construction

How to prevent Road Accidents  Humps should be clearly marked, to avoid accidents. Methods of
How to prevent Road Accidents
 Humps should be clearly
marked, to
avoid accidents.
Methods
of
permanent nature should be followed
in Hump marking. For example white
marble
pieces
/
white
color
/
fluorescent pigment can be included in
the mixture ( if scientifically correct).
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
be
be
  • Provision of small pilot humps few meters before humps can also

considered to ensure that humps

are not left unnoticed.

  • Elimination of obstructions on road sides, caused by unauthorised

construction / road side sales.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Increasing visibility near curvatures. Sometimes even cutting of grass to
  • Increasing visibility near curvatures.

Sometimes even cutting of grass to

increase visibility can help save

many lives.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Road Safety Day / Road Safety Week should be observed

Road Safety Day / Road Safety Week should be observed in all Schools, every year. Competitions on Road

Safety Tips, Slogans, Essay, Painting

etc should be conducted for various

categories of students.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  School Buses should be painted with Bright Yellow color. 

School Buses should be painted with Bright Yellow color.

  • Let

‘Road Safety’ be a mandatory

topic for School Projects for all classes, every year.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents

A

small

pool

branch of

tree

of

on

or a hanging cause
or
a
hanging
cause

water

roadsides can

accident, as such obstructions will make the pedestrians / drivers to take sudden

LATERAL movement and result in

accidents. Hence

road

sides which

any obstruction on can cause a LATERAL

movement should be completely rectified

timely.

How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Black color should not be permitted for Cycles. Preferred /
  • Black color should not be permitted

for Cycles. Preferred / Default color for Cycles should be Yellow.

How to prevent Road Accidents  Front Trucks and Back of Lorries and should be painted
How to prevent Road Accidents
 Front
Trucks
and
Back
of
Lorries and
should
be
painted
with
bright Yellow color to
increase
visibility. This
will
help to
prevent
collisions while Lorries and Trucks
are parked
on
roadside
without
parking lights switched on.
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents
How to prevent Road Accidents  Reflectors should be fixed on Front and Back of Trucks
  • Reflectors should be fixed on Front

and Back of Trucks and Lorries.

  • Periodic review of accident statistics to understand the effect of actions taken. Corrective steps should be taken based on these reviews.

More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts Number of annual road accidents is more than the total population of

Number of annual road accidents is more than the total population

of Mauritius.

More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts 5 Tsunamis are wiping out lives from the world every year, in

5 Tsunamis are wiping out lives from the world every year, in the form of Road Accidents.

Nobody is noticing it !!!

More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts Few hundreds are killed by terrorism every year. Countries are spending billions

Few hundreds are killed by terrorism every year.

Countries are spending billions and trillions of dollars to fight terrorism.

We had a war against terrorism.

More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts
More Road Accident facts Thousands of soldiers sacrificed their lives. Hundreds of innocents were killed in

Thousands of soldiers sacrificed their lives.

Hundreds of innocents were killed

in the war against terrorism.

Unfortunately nobody is bothered to fight Road accidents. Are you ready ?

Unfortunately nobody is bothered to

fight Road accidents.

Are you ready ?

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