The Uttar Pradesh police has decided to start conducting forensic examinations of accident sites and vehicles from February next year. The police will use a new software for analysing the date.
Designed and developed by UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, road accident data management system is a powerful new software solution for the management, analysis and evaluation of road traffic crash data. “Based on the latest multiple platform technologies, the software will enable police officers in the state to use tablet computers and mobile phones to collect real-time road traffic accident data at the scene of an incident,” said Mishra.
Uttar Pradesh additional director general of police Anil Aggarwal and superintendent of police (Traffic), Gautam Budh Nagar Rajeev Narayan Mishra attended a meeting in this regard last month in Delhi.
The system will also provide road safety specialists with powerful analytical tools for identifying accident trends and cluster sights, enabling more efficient and effective road safety interventions to be developed and deployed.
The data will be shared by the area police, traffic police, public works department, transport department and health department. The project is supported by the World Bank. It is already being followed in Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Mishra said that the new system will be implemented at the state level as soon as possible. According to sources, the system will be in place in the state by February next year.
The analysis of accident information will help road safety engineers to recommend appropriate counter engineering measures to reduce accidents.
Under the proposed system, tabs or smart phones will be given to the IO to enable them to record the information of the spot. This will help in identifying accident-prone areas and enabling the authorities to take corrective steps.