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  • Bibliography

    Madan VS, Road Traffic Accidents: Emerging Epidemic, Indian Journal of Neurotrauma (IJNT1) 2006, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-3 http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2009-08-17/india/28181973_1_raod-accidents-road-fatalities-global-road-safety http://www.knowindia.net/auto.html Road Accidents in India-2010, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Transport Research Wing, New Delhi. Dr. Awatif Alam , Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, KSU-Riyadh Centre for Accident Research and Road [&hellip...
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  • Conclusion

    Indian cities are becoming increasingly unfriendly to pedestrians. There are too many road accidents, resulting in loss of life and limb on a large scale. India has one of the highest road accident rates in the world. Some 1,30,000 people lose their lives in a year, while another 5,00,000 or so are injured in road [&hellip...
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  • Suggestions

    First of all, India does not have a comprehensive road safety policy. And lack of coordination between defferent government agencies is responsible for the traffic mess. There are flaws in the mechanism of issuance of driving licenses in the state. There is a perception in our country that you will get instances which confirm this [&hellip...
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  • The Blame Game

    As road accidents keep recurring, traffic experts blame it on a lack of initiative from the government to take corrective from the government to take corrective measures. Besides various factors like rash and drunken driving, the condition of the roads is a major contributing factor to the accidents. As per a study, there were about [&hellip...
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  • Status of Road Accidents

    A good many of the road accidents take place in cities. More vehicles on the streets, inadequate and ill-functioning traffic support systems with little demarcation of lanes for different types of vehicles with varying speed capacity, poor condition of the roads, drivers ill-educated in the risks of rash driving, poor signage, and poor enforcement of [&hellip...
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  • Who Bears the Brunt?

    When it comes to accidents, it is always the driver of the bigger vehicle who bears the brunt. The cyclist and even motorcyclists, for that matter, go scot-free. It is interesting to note that motorcyclists are also doing what these poor bicyclists do on the road, by way of U turns and swerving in unexpected [&hellip...
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  • Traffic Offences and Penalties

    Indian Road rules, titled “Rules of Road Regulation”, were brought into effect since July, 1989. These rules are germane to the Indian drivers (all inclusive of two, three and four wheelers), while on the road to ensure an orderly traffic and a safer journey. Violation of these “Rules of Road Regulation” is a punishable transgression [&hellip...
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  • Legal Protection to Road Victims

    Indian laws on accident claims are quite stringent. The laws were formulated by prioritizing the best interests of the victims and those who are liable to disburse the compensation, such as insurance companies. Indian laws on motor vehicle accident claims are strict, but beneficial for victims in claiming their legal rights in a court of [&hellip...
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  • Categories of Driving Licences

    To drive a motor vehicle in any public place, an effective Driving License is necessary, Effective Driving License means, license issued to a person authorizing him/her to drive a vehicle of that particular category. There are different types of licenses issued by the RTO offices. Here, we will discuss each of them separately. Learner Driving [&hellip...
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  • Traffic Authorities in India

    Transport Department is one of the largest revenue earning departments, dealing with various transport related matters like driving licenses, registration of motor vehicles, grant and renewal of permits and other regulatory and enforcement services. The transport department works under the provision of the section 213 of the MV Act, 1988. The transport department is primarily [&hellip...
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