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Old 18th November 2011, 21:18   #1
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United Nations launched a ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ with the aim of stabilising and then reducing global road deaths by 2020. Major economies of the G20, leading developing countries and public institutions like the World Bank and the World Health Organization have all endorsed the Decade of Action.

Let us, Team Bhpians as a responsible road using community, work for ensuring the roads are made safe and free of deaths due to accidents on roads.

Now, with political will and increased resources millions of lives could be saved. Our campaign will work to hold governments and institutions to their commitments, to ensure that the Decade is Action.

The tiny state of Kerala has 69 lakh motor vehicles compared to 24,000 in 1964 and today there is utter chaos on Kerala's narrow roads.

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Any clue as to how they intend to go about this? I mean what steps in particular do they intend to take to curb road accidents. Please shed some light on this.
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United Nations launched a ‘Decade of Action for Road Safety’ with the aim of stabilising and then reducing global road deaths by 2020. Major economies of the G20, leading developing countries and public institutions like the World Bank and the World Health Organization have all endorsed the Decade of Action.

Let us, Team Bhpians as a responsible road using community, work for ensuring the roads are made safe and free of deaths due to accidents on roads.

Now, with political will and increased resources millions of lives could be saved. Our campaign will work to hold governments and institutions to their commitments, to ensure that the Decade is Action.

The tiny state of Kerala has 69 lakh motor vehicles compared to 24,000 in 1964 and today there is utter chaos on Kerala's narrow roads.

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Good post. Thanks for raising the banner of safety. Most are concerned and thank God for saving them and those involved and passers-by not realising how much IS in their hands AND minds itself.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/street...-returned.html (4 cars went on a road trip only 3 returned!)

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A brief draft of actions envisaged is available at the following link.

http://www.who.int/roadsafety/Decade_of_action.pdf
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A brief draft of actions envisaged is available at the following link.

http://www.who.int/roadsafety/Decade_of_action.pdf
Hope action happens, except that this might finish when we will be using flying cars in the future!


High fines is not a solution, it is a negative deterrent, better managed by good design for roads and infrastructure
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From an Indian perspective
1. The present infrastructure we have for driver training ( and even training instructors ) is woefully inadequate. Driving schools are a dime a dozen in every city and town but the quality of the training can be best described as ineffective.
2. The authorities - RTOs, traffic police and policy makers seems to be decades behind current policies and practises globally, judging by the nonsense one sees on a daily basis that is allegedly traffic management & infrastructure development. Im not suggesting that we import a western model outright. What we need is a solution relevant for Indian conditions. We can use the lessons learnt by other geographies in their quest for road safety and traffic management.
3. Leading by example is what authorities need to do. Sadly for us its the authorities that are the most visible offenders of traffic norms.
4. One get the feeling that some of the larger private players in road infrastructure development are headed the right way - some of the new road projects present evidence to support this claim. However im sure there is room for improvement.
5. Its about time that we had regulation that links available road and parking space to the numbers of vehicles that can be registered. Sure the down side of this is a potential drop in vehicle sales on account of regulation, but this is a bitter pill that needs to be considered from a long term perspective. A massive improvement in public transportation will have to go hand-in-hand with any such proposal.
The best case scenario : People buy cars\ twowheelers to realize their aspirations but reduce their dependence on personal transportation modes by utilizing public transport whenever possible.
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