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Chennai: New policy towards zero pedestrian fatalaties

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/chennai-corporations-new-policy-aims-at-zero-pedestrian-fatalities/article6462694.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication The Chennai Corporation Council on Tuesday approved a non-motorised transport (NMT) policy to promote walking, cycling, cycle rickshaws, pushcarts and other forms of mobility powered by humans. The civic body has set a target of increasing the mode share for pedestrians and cyclists to at least 40 per cent by 2018. It will also… Read More ›

Supreme Court orders setting up of road safety panel

http://www.bangaloremirror.com/columns/views/SC-sees-the-pedestrian-truth/articleshow/34212091.cms   It is a boring bit of road statistics, but the truth is that India’s most vulnerable minority on the streets is really the pedestrian. Justice AR Lakshmanan, former Chairman of the Law Commission, cited a survey by the Central Road Research Institute which suggested that nine of 10 pedestrians felt unsafe while crossing… Read More ›

Retro reflective tapes mandatory for cycles

http://www.dailypioneer.com/nation/new-safety-norms-for-cycles.html To reduce cycle-specific accidents, the Centre is working on making reflective tapes mandatory on bicycles from the time of manufacturing. Statistics shows that during the year 2012, 6,600 cyclists were killed in road accidents alone. In a meeting on Wednesday, Ministry of Roads, Transport and Highways (MoRTH) with officials from Ministry of Consumer Affairs… Read More ›

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