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ROAD TRANSPORT: SC issues directions for road safety, asks states to implement policy … ; Using mobile while on wheel kills 2,100 in a year …

Supreme Court issues directions for road safety, asks states to implement policy
Using mobile while on wheel kills 2,100 in a year
Dangerous driving’ to cover jumping lights, using phone
Speed guns, ambulances to curb road deaths: Government
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Supreme Court issues directions for road safety, asks states to implement policy with ‘seriousness’

Firstpost.com
Dec 01, 2017
New Delhi: Noting one death every three minutes due to road accidents in India, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued 25 directions for road safety and directed all states and Union territories (UTs) to implement a policy on the issue with all “earnestness and seriousness”.
The court also issued time lines for the implementation of its directions, including setting up of State Road Safety Councils, District Road Safety Committees, Lead Agency, creation of Road Safety Fund and putting in place a Road Safety Action Plan, including Permanent Road Safety Cell. …

Using mobile while on wheel kills 2,100 in a year

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 7, 2017
NEW DELHI: The use of mobile phones while driving claimed 2,138 lives last year while faulty speed-breakers, potholes and under-construction roads accounted for 26 deaths on the roads every day, according to data released by the transport ministry.
The maximum deaths due to use of mobile phones while driving were reported from UP, followed by Haryana. Delhi reported two deaths while Maharashtra registered 172 fatalities on this account. This was the first time that the road transport ministry collected such data from each state. …

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‘Dangerous driving’ to cover jumping lights, using phone

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com 
Aug 4, 2016 
NEW DELHI: Jumping traffic lights, using cell phone while driving, violating the stop sign and driving against the flow of traffic may soon attract fines of up to Rs 5,000 for the first offence and double that amount for subsequent violations.
These provisions are part of proposed amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act, approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday , which broaden the definition of “dangerous driving” to include these offences. …

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Speed guns, ambulances to curb road deaths: Government

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Jun 10, 2016
NEW DELHI: The road transport and highways ministry will install speed guns (equipment to record the speed of as well as film a moving vehicle) on national highways and deploy advanced ambulances with vehicle-cutting equipment on certain stretches for the immediate rescue of accident victims. …

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Bombay HC: Speeding alone no ground to book person for rash driving

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
May 11, 2016
MUMBAI: Driving a car at high speeds is by itself not a strong enough ground to book a person for rash and negligent driving, the Bombay high court has ruled. Two years after Mumbai police arrested a city resident, Khizzer Shah, on the charges of negligent and dangerous driving, a division bench of justices Abhay Oka and Prakash Naik used the HC’s special powers to strike down the FIR as an “abuse of the process of law”. …

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Murder charges for flaw in road design? 

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Oct 16, 2015
KOTHPUTLI (RAJASTHAN): Sending a strong message to consultants involved in preparing detailed project reports (DPRs), highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that government can book such agencies for murder, if the fault in design is established as the reason for any road death on national highways (NHs).. …

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Anti-lock braking system must for all two-wheelers    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Sep 20, 2015
NEW DELHI: All models of two-wheelers need to be fitted with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and combined braking system (CBS) by April 2018.. …

No toll for bad roads, SC tells NHAI in pro-user order    Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Aug 28, 2015
NEW DELHI: In what will be music to the ears of long suffering highway users, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and concessionaires cannot collect toll from commuters if the road is in bad shape. …

SC dismisses plea against NGT order banning 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on Delhi roads   Timesofindia.indiatimes.com
Apr 20, 2015
NEW DELHI: In an order that could improve Delhi’s deteriorating air quality, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed plea challenging the National Green Tribunal’s order prohibiting diesel vehicles that are over 10 years old from plying in the national capital. …

Government to scrap 125 toll plazas by month end: Transport Minister Gadkari   Dnaindia.com
12 February 2015
Aiming to spare general public from levy at highways, the government has announced it will scrap 125 toll plazas in the country by the end of February. …

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