Implement safety measures to avoid deaths, serious injuries on roads, say experts
India accounts for more than 11 per cent of global road accident deaths mainly due to absence of safety measures. Read further on Dynamite News:
New Delhi: Road safety experts on Thursday expressed concerns on the rise in accident-related deaths in the country and stressed on the need to embed safety features while planning and designing roads to avoid fatalities and serious injuries.
They further called for ensuring implementation of such safety features by the road construction companies.
India accounts for more than 11 per cent of global road accident deaths mainly due to absence of safety measures, former director of Central Road Research Institute P K Sikdar said at an event organised by International Road Federation (India chapter).
Many fatalities and serious injuries on Indian roads could have been avoided if several recommended road safety actions had been implemented, he said.
Also, speaking at the event, International Road Federation President Emeritus K K Kapila said Intelligence Transportation Systems (ITS) should be used to improve the efficiency and safety of road transport, traffic management, mobility, etc. (with PTI inputs)