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TRAFFIC SAFETY IN INDIA

India is packed with a divergent traffic. The size of its network is 4.8 million kilometres, carrying 65 percent of freight and 80 per cent of passenger traffic. The increase in vehicle use in India suggests that fatalities could see a dramatic rise before they start to drop. However, future trends may be altered if vehicle design, road building, and traffic safety policies include the latest scientific countermeasures.

Statistically, over 1,40,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2014 alone, and there is one death every four minutes due to a road accident in India. It is recognized that neglected or misleading road safety measures result in drastic consequences. But these events can be avoided with proper precautions and with the help of technology.

With the growth of Indian cities and its demands for connectivity, certain steps towards security can assure a smooth experience on road. It begins with creating and spreading awareness. Furthermore, installation of high-tech solutions will enhance traffic safety products with modern opportunities. Multiple companies and organisations are coming up with various technical ideas and devices which will go a long way once adapted. In-vehicle technologies like speed governors, GPS and CCTV cameras can help for a better sense and reality. Also, CCTV cameras at every junction along with traffic signs, traffic lights and barrier systems will support smart tolling. Other additions such as red light violation detection, alcohol detectors, interceptors, automatic number plate recognition, vehicle safety measures, speed enforcement systems and driver assistance systems will contribute greatly towards road security.

There is a growing concern over fatal accidents and for the travellers on national highways, road traffic safety must be the first and foremost priority. The Government is working on the system to involve proper communication systems, medical aid and chemist shops as they are the most necessary measures. Moreover, plans are being carried out for its infrastructure to include fuel stations, repair shops, rest rooms for short stays along with motorcycle shelters and pedestrian bridges. Adequate street lighting and parking facilities are put into effect too which will ensure a safe journey for the travellers.

Hence, India is quickly accepting and implementing traffic technology solutions in creating safer ways for transport. To find further effective solutions, participate in TrafficInfraTech Expo – the future of traffic technology in India.

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