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23% drop in road mishaps in Himachal in 2020, says DGP

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 01:13 AM IST
The hashtag #RoadSafety was shared along with the photograph.(Instagram/@punepolice)
The hashtag #RoadSafety was shared along with the photograph.(Instagram/@punepolice)

‘Slow and safe wins the long race’: Pune Police’s post on road safety sends an important message . Seen it yet?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON NOV 04, 2020 08:48 AM IST
This post was shared along with the hashtag, #RoadSafety.
A major accident at Lalbaug flyover in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)
A major accident at Lalbaug flyover in Mumbai.(HT PHOTO)

Road safety: Experts call for stringent medical checks before issuing driving licenses

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vijaykumar Yadav | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 05:34 PM IST
India, which continued to top road accident deaths for the second consecutive year in 2019, is yet to have a stringent mechanism of testing the medical condition of driving license applicants.
This image was shared on September 15.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)
This image was shared on September 15.(Instagram/@punepolicecity)

Pune Police’s ‘I can make it!’ post conveys an important message about road safety. Seen it yet?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:29 PM IST
“Haste makes waste,” says a line of the caption shared alongside the post.
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Most fatal mishaps in Chandigarh in 2019 caused by Punjab vehicles

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2020 01:02 AM IST
In a total of 70 fatal accidents wherein the registration number of the accused’s vehicle was identified, 27 vehicles were from Punjab while 22 from Chandigarh
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that 11 per cent of deaths in the world due to road accidents take place in India alone.(HT Photo)
Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that 11 per cent of deaths in the world due to road accidents take place in India alone.(HT Photo)

11% of world’s road accident deaths take place in India, says Nitin Gadkari

Stockholm (Sweden) | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2020 10:50 PM IST
He made the comments on Wednesday while addressing the ‘3rd High-Level Global Conference on Road Safety for Achieving Global Goals 2030’ in Stockholm which was attended by 1,700 delegates from 140 countries.
26 buses of private transporters have been challaned.(HT File)
26 buses of private transporters have been challaned.(HT File)

26 buses fined in this Punjab city for playing songs on gun culture

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Mohali RTA head Sukhwinder Kumar said strict action has also been taken against overloaded vehicles
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said non-performing officials will be removed.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)
Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said non-performing officials will be removed.(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint)

‘Govt won’t hesitate to show the door to non-performing officers,’ says Nitin Gadkari

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:13 AM IST
The Union minister was speaking at the road safety stakeholders meeting during the 31st National Road Safety Week.
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(iStock)
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(iStock)

Role models for road safety

By By HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 02:17 PM IST
These stories, as told by citizens, demonstrate why it’s important to lead by example in matters of road safety.
Over 700 schoolchildren gathered near the National War Memorial at the India Gate lawns to give expression to a collective dream – of safe, accident-free roads and a clean and green Delhi.(HT Brand Studio)
Over 700 schoolchildren gathered near the National War Memorial at the India Gate lawns to give expression to a collective dream – of safe, accident-free roads and a clean and green Delhi.(HT Brand Studio)

This year’s Hero We Care initiative saw school kids paint their dreams

By By HT Brand Promotions
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 11:45 AM IST
Kids from over 400 schools across the Delhi-NCR region let their creative juices flow to participate in Kaleidoscope, the annual inter-school painting competition organized by Hindustan Times, together with Hero MotoCorp.
Mohammad Raees shows his challan copy in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)
Mohammad Raees shows his challan copy in Ludhiana on Thursday.(HT PHOTO)

Cops issue 13,000 challan to man with bike worth 10,000 in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By Amarpal Singh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 10:38 PM IST
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(Pexels)
Through its ‘Be a Road Hero campaign’, Hero MotoCorp is encouraging what constitutes right road behaviour.(Pexels)

Becoming a responsible driver: From then to now

By By HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 11:33 AM IST
The surge in road accidents has been an eye-opener for many, who now hold road safety in the highest regard. We spoke to citizens to understand how and when they decided to take road safety more seriously.
Around 149,000 people lost their lives on Indian roads in 2018.(iStock)
Around 149,000 people lost their lives on Indian roads in 2018.(iStock)

Road safety rules that people are most lax about

By HT Brand Studio
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 12:31 PM IST
Road accidents claim more than 1.35 million lives in India each year. We spoke to citizens to find out what they think are the traffic rules most people are careless about.
Black spots, such as this one at the Hallomajra intersection in Chandigarh, will be tagged with signages of ‘accident prone area’, a solar powered blinker and rumble strips.(Keshav Singh/HT PHOTO)
Black spots, such as this one at the Hallomajra intersection in Chandigarh, will be tagged with signages of ‘accident prone area’, a solar powered blinker and rumble strips.(Keshav Singh/HT PHOTO)

15 black spots identified in Chandigarh in linewith road ministry’s guidelines

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 12:51 AM IST
New guidelines define a black spot as the area on a 500-mt stretch where there have either been five road accidents or 10 fatalities over a period of three years
Government is focusing on promoting awareness on road safety among school and college students. (Representational image)(HT file)
Government is focusing on promoting awareness on road safety among school and college students. (Representational image)(HT file)

Goa students to get lessons in harmony, road safety

Panaji | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 12:07 PM IST
Education director Vandana Rao said the government is focusing on promoting awareness on road safety and civic responsibilities among school and college students.
People are liking this new style and it is also inspiring other volunteers to come up with new ways to spread awareness on road safety, says Umakant Chaudhary, DSP, Indore Traffic.
People are liking this new style and it is also inspiring other volunteers to come up with new ways to spread awareness on road safety, says Umakant Chaudhary, DSP, Indore Traffic.

MBA student’s quirky way to manage traffic grabs everyone’s attention

Indore | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2019 02:36 PM IST
Shubhi Jain, a student of Symbiosis Institue, Pune, has come up with a unique way to increase traffic awareness among people.
Good Samaritans who rush to the aid of road accident victims may no longer be just unsung heroes.(HT Photo)
Good Samaritans who rush to the aid of road accident victims may no longer be just unsung heroes.(HT Photo)

Good Samaritans to get monetary rewards for helping accident victims in UP

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Shafaque Alam
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The government has approved the release of Rs 3.71 crore for road safety this quarter.
In the video, the cop also talks about the importance of maintaining road safety.(YouTube/Shayari tutorial)
In the video, the cop also talks about the importance of maintaining road safety.(YouTube/Shayari tutorial)

How to lower fine under amended Motor Vehicles Act, this cop shares a way

By Trisha Sengupta
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 07:05 PM IST
The hefty challan created uproar among citizens - so much that on September 19, the transport associations in Delhi and Noida called for a strike.

Hidden, faded road signs pose a challenge to motorists in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2019 12:51 AM IST
578 challans have been issued in the first two weeks of September for taking illegal U-turns
The compounding amount for the 34 offences can either be 100% of the penalty under the Act or it less than that, he said.(HT image)
The compounding amount for the 34 offences can either be 100% of the penalty under the Act or it less than that, he said.(HT image)

Have discretion to ease fines but not mulling to dilute them: Kailash Gahlot

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 06:49 AM IST
Delhi is yet to notify these rates because of which all challans being issued are currently court challans, i.e., they can only be settled in courts.
The government has signed a $200 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank.(Bloomberg)
The government has signed a $200 million loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank.(Bloomberg)

Maharashtra gets $200 million loan from Asian Development Bank to build rural roads

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajeev Jayaswal
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2019 09:24 AM IST
While Mitra signed the agreement on behalf of ADB, Sameer Kumar Khare, additional secretary, the department of economic affairs (DEA) signed for the union government.
Under the new legislation, the violation of PUC (pollution under control) norm invites a penalty of Rs 10,000 as against the previous rate of Rs 1,000 on the first violation and Rs 2,000 for the second one.(HT image)
Under the new legislation, the violation of PUC (pollution under control) norm invites a penalty of Rs 10,000 as against the previous rate of Rs 1,000 on the first violation and Rs 2,000 for the second one.(HT image)

After MV ACT, Odisha pollution norm eased for 30 days

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 01:18 AM IST
Transport secretary G Sreenivas said issuance of the certificates through offline mode will be allowed till September 30.
They were slapped with a fine which is double the normal amount since the law has a provision that if a person responsible for upholding the new law violates it, he would be fined double. (Image used for representational purpose).(HT PHOTO.)
They were slapped with a fine which is double the normal amount since the law has a provision that if a person responsible for upholding the new law violates it, he would be fined double. (Image used for representational purpose).(HT PHOTO.)

Traffic cop stopped for riding a two-wheeler without helmet, fined Rs 34,000

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Sanjoy Dey
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 07:24 PM IST
Constable Rakesh Kumar was found riding a two-wheeler without a helmet with assistant sub-inspector (traffic) Parmeshwar Rai riding pillion. Both were posted at Plaza Chowk.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the grant in a meeting with police officers and office bearers of various puja committees(ANI Photo)
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the grant in a meeting with police officers and office bearers of various puja committees(ANI Photo)

Mamata Banerjee gives Rs 70 crore bonanaza to Bengal Durga puja committees, BJP calls her desperate

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 10:13 PM IST
Parallel to the financing, Zendrive is announcing the launch of FullStop, a mobile-powered risk solution that helps track road violations designed for automobile insurance companies. (HT Photo)
Parallel to the financing, Zendrive is announcing the launch of FullStop, a mobile-powered risk solution that helps track road violations designed for automobile insurance companies. (HT Photo)

Zendrive raises $37 million for data analytics product focused on road safety

Bengaluru | By Salman S.H.
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2019 04:56 PM IST
The research and development center headquartered in Bangalore since 2014 includes data science, engineering, and product teams, all developing solutions to the most complex problems around road safety.
Smart traffic signals light installed at Kanhai chowk near Huda City Centre metro station, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)
Smart traffic signals light installed at Kanhai chowk near Huda City Centre metro station, in Gurugram.(Parveen Kumar / HT Photo)

Decision to install traffic lights in Gurugram a step in the right direction

UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 12:34 PM IST
Re-introducing traffic lights instead of U-turns will improve road safety, increase transit ridership and enhance non-motorised usage. All in all, it is perhaps the most sensible decision taken by the traffic police.
The incident took place on Friday around 9pm, when he was returning from Naharpur Rupa village to his house.(HT image)
The incident took place on Friday around 9pm, when he was returning from Naharpur Rupa village to his house.(HT image)

32-yr-old civic body staff member dies after truck hits his motorcycle

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 10:06 AM IST
Police said the man’s brother, who was riding a different motorcycle, did not sustain any injury during the incident.
The Bill has been passed with three Government amendments and will need to go back to Lok Sabha.(PTI Photo)
The Bill has been passed with three Government amendments and will need to go back to Lok Sabha.(PTI Photo)

MV Act: Parliament gives govt powers to set ground rules for Uber, Ola cabs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2019 12:38 AM IST
The law, which has been pending approval in Parliament since three years will also give the government power to set ground rules for taxi aggregators such as Ola and Uber that had been operating in a grey area for years.
Golf Course Road in Gurugram has almost 16 lanes for motor vehicles but not even 16 inches for pedestrians.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)
Golf Course Road in Gurugram has almost 16 lanes for motor vehicles but not even 16 inches for pedestrians.(Parveen Kumar / HT File Photo)

It is time to re-examine our traditional approach to road safety

UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 02:39 PM IST
Road safety remains a serious issue in the state and the city. The Haryana Vision Zero, which promises to reduce road accidents by 20% by 2020, is taking the right steps in that direction
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