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Bosch Help Connect- automatic emergency calls for motorcycles introduced
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Bosch Help Connect- automatic emergency calls for motorcycles introduced

When an accident happens, every second counts. The quicker motorcyclists receive assistance, the greater their chances of survival. The risk of being killed in a crash is still 20 times higher for motorcyclists than for car drivers. This has prompted Bosch to develop Help Connect, a digitally connected emergency call system for motorized two-wheelers that speeds up the rescue process.  The Bosch Help Connect system features an 'intelligent crash algorithm' that's installed in the motorcycle's inertial sensor unit. The system, along with the Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), measures acceleration and angular velocity one hundred times a second. In the unfortunate event that the motorcycle meets with an accident, the system detects the sudden change in speed and angula...
Irresponsible!! Poonam Pandey busted in a BMW for violating Covid-19 lockdown
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Irresponsible!! Poonam Pandey busted in a BMW for violating Covid-19 lockdown

As on May 17, 2020 With nearly 90,000 cases, the number of COVID-19 patients in India is growing rapidly. India has already overtaken China in terms of number of people affected by the Coronavirus. The total number of positive cases in the country is now at 90, 927, including 53,946 active cases, 34,109 cured/discharged/migrated cases. Government has now divided areas into Red, Orange and Green Zones on the basis of number of cases being reported in the area. People are advised not to step outside until and unless it is unavoidable. Maharashtra is one of the worst hit states in the country with more cases being reported everyday. Police officers and other frontline workers are working 24X7 across the country to contain the spread. On May 11, 2020 Poonam Pandey, glamour model ...
600 road crashes in first 40 days of lockdown in India
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600 road crashes in first 40 days of lockdown in India

India recorded around 600 road crashes during the first 40 days of the ongoing nationwide lock down, with 30% of the victims being migrants returning home, a study by SaveLIFE foundation has revealed. SaveLIFE Foundation is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization working on road safety in India. A deeper dive into the statistics reveals 57 percent of the deaths were of those who were driving, and 30 percent were of migrants trying to make their way back home. With interstate travel prohibited during the lockdown, scores of stranded migrant workers were forced to either make the journey back home on foot or find someone willing to drive them home.  As per data compiled by the SaveLIFE for the period between 24th March to 3rd May, the country recorded more than 60...
Road Safety tips for women driving alone
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Road Safety tips for women driving alone

Women are regarded as ‘’safer” drivers and less likely to be in a road accident. Even though all motorists need to be alert and cautious, female drivers, unfortunately, have to be even more vigilant in order to avoid falling prey to criminal acts such as hijacking, intimidation, sexual assault or worse. Women drivers are still regarded as more vulnerable by most criminals. technwheelz would like to offer advice and a few precautions that could enhance the safety of all drivers - and especially our female drivers! Drivers should always consider the threats and possible worst case scenarios – and plan to avoid as many of these as possible.  Precautions would include the following: Vehicle Maintenance A well-maintained car is less likely to break down - Keep your car in g...
Italy wants technology to avoid infant death in hot cars
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Italy wants technology to avoid infant death in hot cars

Italy has demanded that children's car seats be fitted with an alarm, so parents do not forget they have left their babies strapped inside hot cars, after a spate of infant deaths. According to a report in Daily Mail, Danilo Toninelli, Minister of Transport, said that by making a minor change to legislation, and enforcing the use of technology, children's lives could be spared. Toninelli, in a blog, explained: 'A small change to Article 172 of the Highway Code can be fundamental to save the lives of our children, to prevent a tragedy from a trivial distraction that marks forever a father, a mother, a family. Let's talk about the cases of children forgotten by their parents [left in their] car.' He said that what started out as a 'small mistake' – leaving infants in hot vehicles –...
Potholes killed 10 daily in 2017. Blame game continues
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Potholes killed 10 daily in 2017. Blame game continues

Potholes took a deadly toll in 2017, claiming almost 10 lives daily with annual fatalities in the country adding up to 3,597 a more than 50% rise over the toll for 2016.  Maharashtra recorded a doubling of deaths year on year — disheartening evidence road safety remains a casualty in India. Transport and traffic experts, however, blame it on faulty road designs and poor maintenance of roads. Lack of road discipline and many two-wheeler riders are the add-ons for increase in death toll. Experts say that the roads in India are still being constructed as per decades old guidelines. Most of the damaged roads do not have cautionary signages that lead to frequent road accidents. Ill-conceived drainage system in cities are also responsible for potholes. The solution it needs is not just rep...
Helmet saves rider’s life as heavy truck runs over his head
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Helmet saves rider’s life as heavy truck runs over his head

Helmets are always a good idea. They are one of the oldest forms of protective equipment on earth, having been worn by the Akkadians/Sumerians in the 23rd century BC, the Mycenaean Greeks since the 17th century BC and beyond. Today helmets have become significantly more advanced and are now utilized for far more than just combat and are a necessary part of everyday life and sporting activities. Whether you’re riding a bike or skiing downhill, modern helmets have been adapted to cater to a wide range of possible injury scenarios. In the case of one man driving a scooter on a busy street in Cainta, Philippines, it proved a live-saving choice. Video of the incident uploaded online is available below. It’s shocking and amazing at the same time, as the unidentified man literally gets up a...
No helmets, No Puja in Odisha
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No helmets, No Puja in Odisha

I start this article by an old proverb 'God helps those who help themselves'. Probably you will understand why after reading the article below. Over the years, we have seen different approaches and initiatives by traffic department, cops, NGOs to encourage use of helmet among two-wheeler riders. Now, the Odisha police are trying out yet another. They have persuaded the priests of the highly revered Maa Sarala temple in Jagatsinghpur district to refuse the special puja for vehicles if the owners turn up without helmets. The temple, believed to be more than 1,000 years old, attracts thousands of devotees from Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack and Puri districts. Upon every purchase of a vehicle or bike, it is almost a rite of passage to perform a puja for it. Many also take the...
Dumb bikers will say such things !!
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Dumb bikers will say such things !!

Regular commuters or non-bikers, have a lot of misconceptions about motorcycles and motorcycle riding and in a country like India, you will come across many. Sometimes, the biggest misconceptions about riding come from riders themselves! We list down 5 things which only a DUMB biker will say !! 1) Wearing gear is pointless, you're gonna die if you crash anyway Most of us know that's a bit far-fetched, but that's the perception a lot of people have of motorcycles. Motorcycles are dangerous, but they are much more likely to injure you than kill you; wearing gear, especially helmets, will dramatically reduce both the extent and severity of that injury. Statistics show that riders are actually more unlikely to die in a motorcycle accident. The Department of Transportation and the Natio...
How to escape ROAD RAGE? Simple way explained
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How to escape ROAD RAGE? Simple way explained

Road rage has no definition. It is the impulsive reaction that may vary depending on the situation. It may be rude gestures, verbal insults, physical threats or dangerous driving methods targeted toward another driver in an effort to intimidate or release frustration. Some define road rage as intermittent explosive disorder - Individuals with this disorder often seriously damage property or assault others, and react in ways that are entirely out of proportion to the provocation. Road rage is a problem that's making headlines across the globe. Some claim that traffic congestion is the primary cause that leads to acts of road rage while some think speeding, tailgating, flashing lights, jumping traffic signals and few other factors give rise to such ugly incidents. Studies also reve...
You’re ‘first on scene’ to a motorcycle accident? Things to do
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You’re ‘first on scene’ to a motorcycle accident? Things to do

Like any high velocity sport, riding a motorcycle has the potential to cause life threatening injuries including shock, head, neck and spinal damage, profuse blood loss, traumatic wounds, burns, fractures and unconsciousness. Immediate first aid is critical and has the potential to make a big the difference to the outcomes for a casualty. With the typical high impact injuries sustained by motorcyclists, the following factors are imperative to survival: the ability to breathe effectively, minimise blood loss, protect the head, neck and spine and the quick arrival of medical attention. Whilst qualified medical personnel are the people to deal with any accident – there are things that untrained people can do to help the victim before medical help arrives. 1. ...
Teenagers late night car race in Bengaluru, 1 dead. Parents arrested
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Teenagers late night car race in Bengaluru, 1 dead. Parents arrested

A late-night car race by 3 Bengaluru teens ended in the death of one on Sunday. Two others were injured. All three vehicles and a mini-truck were involved in a pile-up on Hosur Road Elevated Expressway. The police have filed cases against the teenagers as well as their fathers. The men have been arrested. The boys, students of the city's international school, had hit the elevated expressway of the Electronic City late on Saturday night. Each of them was driving a car that belonged to their parents. The police said the teens admitted to hitting speeds of 150-plus km per hour and losing control of the cars while exiting the flyover around 3 am on Sunday. A 17-year-old, who was driving a Skoda, died on the spot after crashing into the flyover railing. An Innova being driven by an...
Videograph of driving licence tests mandatory in Delhi
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Videograph of driving licence tests mandatory in Delhi

The Delhi government is soon going to start video-recording the practical tests for issuing licence to unskilled drivers, both for commercial and private vehicle use. The AAP government informed the Delhi high court on Friday that it had agreed to the court's suggestion to record practical tests taken by applicants as a step to prevent untrained or rash drivers from getting licences. A social activist alleged that there was collusion and rampant corruption in the city's transport department, and blamed its officials for a spate of accidents causing by speeding or rash driving. He also sought directions to the department and other agencies to reduce accidents by untrained drivers, who need to be identified at the very first stage when they apply for a license. According to the data...
Mumbai: MLA’s XUV500 rams into traffic police outpost. 2 injured
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Mumbai: MLA’s XUV500 rams into traffic police outpost. 2 injured

Mahindra XUV500 belonging to BJPlegislator Sardar Tara Singh rammed into a traffic police chowki on the Mulund Link Road injuring the driver and a police constable late on Thursday night. The police chowki was completely damaged. The car was being driven by the legislator’s driver, Mahendra Gupta, who had dropped Singh at his Mulund residence and was returning to his Bhandup house.  The incident took place around 12.45 am when Gupta was headed towards Bhandup after filling up petrol in the car. Exact cause of the accident is not known. Police officer reports that, “He was going at a high speed on the wrong side of the road and hit a four-wheeler. Then the speeding vehicle hit a traffic police chowki further down the road when the driver tried to take a turn. As a result, the fron...
Jumps red signal, nearly hits pedestrian and crashes head-on to another car
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Jumps red signal, nearly hits pedestrian and crashes head-on to another car

Running a red light is the worst part. It is one of the most dangerous driving manoeuvres possible, and puts your life and those of others at risk. It is estimated that at most traffic signals, a driver runs a red light every 20 minutes, which means there are three potentially serious or fatal collisions being risked every hour. While almost every driver will say they think passing through a red light is extremely dangerous and reckless, around a third admit to having done it at some point This accident occurred in the city of Taganrog, in South-West Russia, and saw a woman nearly get run over on the crosswalk. What's equally shocking is the fact that she seemed completely calm after the car flew past, continuing her walk as if nothing happened. While the pedestrian reached the othe...
ISIHMA (ISI helmet manufacturer association) demands compulsion on helmet rule. Ban non ISI
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ISIHMA (ISI helmet manufacturer association) demands compulsion on helmet rule. Ban non ISI

With the rise in number of road accidents on Indian roads, ISIHMA (ISI helmet manufacturer association) has demanded that the Government of India make Helmet compulsory for all riders in India. According to a report by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways that marks a 9.42 percent increase in road accidents over the last 11 years. Around 10,135 motorcyclists have lost their lives after either not wearing a helmet or using one that has no quality accreditation. The main reason for accidents of two-wheelers on Indian roads is that the riders are buying low-quality or non-ISI mark helmets from the roadside. In 2016, the death toll in road accidents in India was 19 percent, while the 70 percent riders that were injured or died were hypothesized to be due to not wearing a helmet. In Delh...
Ambulance stopped by TN cop for Chief Minister’s convoy
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Ambulance stopped by TN cop for Chief Minister’s convoy

In yet another incident of VVIP apathy, an ambulance was stopped by police to make way for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s convoy. The Chief Minister was reportedly coming from the airport. The video of the incident shows police officers stopping an ambulance to allow Palaniswami’s convoy pass through a busy street. “Let the ambulance go” said a motorist but the traffic police did not pay heed. “Why should we wait for the CM to give interviews at airport,” the angry motorist was heard saying. A traffic police officer deployed at Bengaluru’s Trinity Circle made way for an ambulance, halting the convoy of the President of India.  In Karnataka, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has issued orders not to stop ambulances to make way for his convoy. This happened af...
Politician ‘stops’ ambulance for 30 minutes. Patient dies
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Politician ‘stops’ ambulance for 30 minutes. Patient dies

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Darshan Nagpal, allegedly stopped the ambulance for half an hour as it rammed into his vehicle on August 5 in Haryana's Fatehabad district resulting in the death of the patient who could not get timely treatment. The patient, Naveen Soni, 42-year-old, lost his life as the ambulance reached the hospital late. The complainant, Arun Kumar, has alleged that he was taking his uncle, Naveen Kumar, to a cardiologist when their ambulance hit the car of BJP municipal council chief, Darshan Nagpal, from the rear. Nagpal, he alleged, stopped the ambulance near the Lal Batti Chowk in Hisar and squabbled with the ambulance driver over compensation for more than 30 minutes. He alleged that his uncle died before he could be attended by doctors due to this del...
Cop stops President’s convoy in Bengaluru to make way for ambulance
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Cop stops President’s convoy in Bengaluru to make way for ambulance

Traffic police sub-inspector M L Nijalingappa, a traffic cop deployed at Bengaluru's Trinity Circle did something that others of his department would think twice before attempting. The traffic police officer was rewarded for his act later. Nijalingappa, who is attached to Ulsoor Traffic police station, was deployed at Trinity Circle on the special duty for VVIP convoy movement. As President Pranab's convoy was moving towards Raj Bhavan, he spotted an ambulance desperately trying find a way in the heavy traffic to a hospital nearby. The traffic cop immediately swung into action and contacted his seniors over wireless to do the needful and let the ambulance travel through the traffic-heavy road. Deputy Commissioner of Police -Traffic East Division, Bengaluru City Abhei Goyal lat...
Biker woman’s stunt video goes viral, fined Rs 3,000 by Chandigarh police
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Biker woman’s stunt video goes viral, fined Rs 3,000 by Chandigarh police

A video of Chandigarh based bike stunt girl, Ravinder Kaur alias Ruby,  performing risky stunts on her motorbike was viral on social media. However, the stunt video also cost her dear as she was fined Rs 3000 for doing stunts on a highway. Though Ruby has been doing bike stunts from last decade but the video clip shot by an unknown car driver went viral on and earned her a national fame. However, the stunt video also cost her dear as she was fined Rs 3000 for doing stunts on a highway. Finding Ruby was not an easy task for the Chandigarh traffic police as the video did not show her bike registration number. Cops took the help of cyber experts to figure out where she was performing these stunts and clamped traffic violation sections to penalize her for doing stunts on a highway.....