In the year 2020, due to negligence, 120,000 people died in road accidents, which is an average of 328 deaths per day. 1 lakh 36 thousand deaths in 2019 and 1 lakh 35 thousand deaths in 2018. The recent figures released by the National Crime Records Bureau on Karan accidents are worrying. What is special is that these deaths are due to the fact that the number of civilians on the streets is low due to the curfew, curfew, which is very serious.
The opinion expressed by former Maharashtra Principal Secretary Mahesh Zagde on social media is eye-popping. He said an average of 328 road deaths per day were due to regional transport, police and road engineering failures. There have been many mixed reactions to this. However, the lesson to be learned from this is that we have neglected pre-accident and post-accident safety measures.
Traffic should be stable, quiet and safe
The concept of stabilizing, calming and securing traffic will have to be implemented to reduce road accidents and the regional transport, police and road engineering departments will have to work together. This includes reducing the speed of the vehicle, providing safe space on the road for pedestrians and cyclists as well as improving the quality of local facilities. If the speed of the vehicle is less than 30 kmph, pedestrians and cyclists can use the road together. Traffic jams, circular islands, promotion of non-vehicle use etc. The measures will make the roads safer and reduce the number of accidents. For this, pre-accident and post-accident safety is important. Of vehicles
Structures prevent accidents. These include speed bumps, signals, traffic islands and modern vehicle technology
Happens. Also in case of an accident
Measures will have to be taken to reduce the intensity including traffic lights, various lanes, enforcement tools, road lanes etc. The road has to be implemented for all.
Security at the intersection
Conflict points are formed in the area when roads intersect or cross paths and incidents or accidents can occur at these places. Incidents, accidents should be avoided while designing roads. But even if they do, their intensity should be reduced. The principle of increasing the distance between the point of collision, the speed of the vehicle and its angle must be followed while constructing a safe cut road. At least cross the road without traffic control lights and use stop signs and lines to make the squares safer. Many times vehicles are coming in the opposite direction of traffic. To avoid the fact that their speed is also high and the severity of accidents caused by this action is high, if the sign of entry closure is placed in the right direction in the chowk itself, the safety will increase. In order to strengthen the security at the intersection, the number of points of conflict in the area should be minimized and improved. Vehicle speed should be controlled, proper design should be done, density should be increased in the chowk area and most importantly cyclists, pedestrians should be provided with ample space and protective equipment.
The vehicle can leave the route and go down for a number of reasons. If the side of the road is left open at such times, the vehicle may be endangered. For this, there should not be much distance and depth between the road and the side strip. It needs to be replenished properly. Vehicles should be able to get to the original route easily.
Changes in the design of winding roads
If the vehicle deviates from the path at the turn, the road structure is changed to gain control over it and to suit the east lane. The space near the road is made as free as possible. If there is or is no side strip, it is raised and the ground is leveled. Dangerous things near the road cannot be removed. In such places cable barricades, guardrails or cement barriers are erected. All of the above measures make it possible to prevent an accident or reduce its severity.
Traffic lights at the intersection
Yellow tape is applied to the boundaries of traffic control lamps to increase safety where there is a traffic control lamp. This method is adopted in many countries. Location due to reflection of vehicle lights when power supply is interrupted in the dark
Easy to identify
Transport island (circular)
Different sized transport islands are designed to make transportation safer, smoother and more efficient. The speed of the vehicles, the point of conflict can be controlled. Also the transportation system can be kept tidy. Helps to increase the efficiency of traffic in the chowk. Versatile shapes, forms and ideas can be used on a variety of roads.
Pedestrian island (middle and sidewalk)
The available space in the designated route of the vehicle is called Madhyaga. This includes sidewalks and islands. Paths are elevated for pedestrians to shelter. We call them ‘Refuge Areas’. When pedestrians cross the road, their physical ability, speed of vehicle, position of sidewalk etc. Cross the road with thought. Pedestrians must use the sidewalk, skywalk, subway, or sidewalk for safety reasons.
Pedestrian king in signal interval
Pedestrians should be given maximum time before the green light is installed at the traffic control lights. Pedestrian drivers must see first. Giving priority to pedestrians can avoid accidents. Drivers will respect pedestrians and will allow older, disabled people to walk slowly.
Drivers are more likely to deviate from the path due to impaired concentration, sleep, or distraction. This can lead to accidents. To prevent such incidents, a straight, raised or raised strip is drawn along the side of the road, in the middle of an undivided road, called a rumble strip. As the vehicle passes by, the occupants feel the throbbing and the sound, and this increases alertness. If the sidewalk is painted, the light of the headlights will be reflected in the rain and at night and the visibility will increase.
Drivers are more likely to deviate due to impaired concentration, sleep, or distraction. This can lead to accidents. To prevent such incidents, a straight, raised or raised strip is drawn along the side of the road, in the middle of an undivided road, called a rumble strip. As the vehicle passes by, the occupants feel the throbbing and the sound, and this increases alertness. If the sidewalk is painted, the light of the headlights will be reflected in the rain and at night and the visibility will increase.
‘In the middle of the road, they are fenced parallel. This divides the road and makes it easier for vehicles to move in the opposite direction. The central fence prevents the vehicle from entering the opposite lane and thus avoids accidents. The fence is constructed in three ways namely thick-stiff rope (height 11 १२ 12), sinemat (owl 1 ३ 3 इं ११ 11 १२ 12) and beam (४ ४ ं ं ११ ११ ११ ि 11 ‘2).
‘Thick-stiff ropes are soft. Therefore, they can withstand more trauma and therefore useful to avoid loss of life but are more likely to wander after the collision.
‘The cement wall is stiff so it cannot withstand the impact and hence the damage to the vehicles is high but the vehicle is sent after the collision in the direction of travel.
‘The beam fence is semi-rigid. Suffers trauma in accidents, degrades itself and returns the vehicle. In accidents, if the beam is not seated properly, it can be cut off from the vehicle. For that, the transport management should study and use the beam as required.
What’s new in the market?
C3 Citroen announced
New ones less than four meters long
C3 has recently been announced by Citron. The company claims that this is a car made in India for Indian consumers. Earlier, they had launched the C5, but it is being imported. Customers were waiting for this car.
The front end is designed to stand tall bonnet and wide. The headlights are made of two separate components. The features of the C3 are similar to those of an SUV. These features include the driver’s high seat, which is the highest in the region, the company said.
Large wheels (635mm), short distance from the ground (180mm) and short overhangs, black wheel arches, bars roofs to match the road surface angles and avoid damage to the front bumper are all like SUVs. The company claims that the higher ground clearance (extra 110mm) than the traditional hatchback is designed to prevent underbody scratches on bad roads. Due to steep slopes, bad roads or roadblocks
It is designed so that it does not touch the surface. The C3 includes 315 liters of boots. Also 1 liter glove box,
2 door pockets of 2 liters are provided on the front side. This car is coming to market soon.