Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Commercial Vehicles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 16th July 2013, 10:37   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 126
Thanked: 43 Times
Default Supreme Court issues notice on recklessly parked Trucks (killed 8304 people in 2 yrs)

Source & Full Article

SC notice to govt on killer trucks

Quote:
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's response after a PIL gave chilling details of thousands of motorists meeting gory deaths every year because of trucks and trailers parked without sufficient warning on highways, many carrying iron rods protruding out dangerously.

'SaveLife Foundation', an NGO, used the Right to Information (RTI) Act to collect details of fatalities resulting from collision of vehicles with these haphazardly parked trucks, many of which carry construction material, including iron rods and angles.


The NGO said there was no law to punish the drivers and owners of these trucks, which caused accidents resulting in the death of 8,304 people in two years (2009-11) in eight states.

Hope the SC comes up with some stringent norms, and ways to check this deadly menace, to which so many valuable human lives have been lost . I hope some strict action comes by and helps in reducing so many gory pictures that are posted here

Last edited by GTO : 18th July 2013 at 11:23. Reason: Keeping the fair usage policy in mind, it's best to share an excerpt + link to full article. Thanks
sanjz is offline   (5) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 17th July 2013, 10:27   #2
BHPian
 
yogibear007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 146
Thanked: 54 Times
Default Re: Accidents in India - PICS

Quote:
Originally Posted by sanjz View Post
Hope the SC comes up with some stringent norms, and ways to check this deadly menace, to which so many valuable human lives have been lost . I hope some strict action comes by and helps in reducing so many gory pictures that are posted here
Thanks for the informative post Sanjz. We do need such stringent regulations to provide some sort of safe place for the people to travel on whether it is a vehicular or pedestrian mode. I belive we do have some very effective laws which have been rendered completely useless due to compliance issues. This has resulted in people getting away with anything on Indian Roads and everybody seems to takes cues from the politicians to whome, roads are owned property with others tresspassing. Implementation of the measures like the one you have mentioned here could go a long way in increasing our road safety.
yogibear007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th July 2013, 11:24   #3
GTO
Team-BHP Support
 
GTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bombay
Posts: 47,763
Thanked: 89,531 Times
Default Re: Supreme Court issues notice on recklessly parked Trucks (killed 8304 people in 2

Posts moved out into a new thread. Thanks to Sanjz for sharing, and to Thad for suggesting the move.
GTO is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 18th July 2013, 13:39   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 126
Thanked: 43 Times
Default Re: Supreme Court issues notice on recklessly parked Trucks (killed 8304 people in 2

Govt may amend vehicle rules

Dipak Kumar Dash TNN



New Delhi: The government is likely to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules to ban vehicles from carrying rods and pipes protruding up to one metre beyond the body frame.
The Supreme Court had on Monday sought the Centre’s response after a PIL said thousands of motorists died every year in accidents caused by trucks parked recklessly on highways, many with iron rods protruding from their body frames.
Sources in the road transport ministry said they were considering whether Section 93 of the Rules could be done away with as such protruding materials were responsible for several accidents.
Section 93 of CMVR, 1989 allows goods vehicles to carry poles or rods or indivisible load “so long as the projecting part or parts do not exceed the distance of one metre beyond the rear most point of the motor vehicle”. However, this is followed mostly in the breach with rods and other material often protruding beyond two metres.
“When the CMVR was finalized, we did not have huge vehicles. That could have been the reason behind having this provision. Now, the situation has changed and we have big vehicles. There is no reason why this section can’t be amended so that we don’t have such a situation on highways. We also need to address how we can deal with the menace on city roads,” a road transport ministry official said.
For the full report, log on to www.timesofindia.com

This is in continuation to my earlier post!! Looks like that the government has finally woken up from its slumber , and is making an effort to checking the loss of innocent lives that are being lost every day to those spear like killer iron rods jutting out of trucks parked on dark highways with no markers !!
sanjz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18th July 2013, 13:41   #5
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ahmedabad
Posts: 126
Thanked: 43 Times
Default Re: Supreme Court issues notice on recklessly parked Trucks (killed 8304 people in 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by GTO View Post
Posts moved out into a new thread. Thanks to Sanjz for sharing, and to Thad for suggesting the move.
Thanks GTO ! for the acknowledgement and also for starting the new thread on the topic
sanjz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Protest against Tata Motors.EDIT Supreme Court Orders Tata to repair Sumo (pg.40) v1p3r The Indian Car Scene 713 19th January 2013 18:31
Car tints banned by HC! EDIT: Supreme Court bans all kinds of sunfilms in cars kpzen The Indian Car Scene 2687 14th June 2012 16:26
Owner liable if minor is involved in accident: Supreme Court cooljai Street Experiences 28 21st December 2011 23:47
Supreme Court says bandhs are fine ! maverick030581 Shifting gears 21 5th February 2009 01:48


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:51.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks