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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...
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...
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...
Cop or Cab? Safe driving initiative for New Year’s Eve
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Cop or Cab? Safe driving initiative for New Year’s Eve

Before your Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebration begins it is imperative to plan your night so that you make it home safely. The nights of coming days will be full of fun and celebrations. While it’s no secret that many will enjoy a few drinks and party well before and after the big countdown to 2017, there’s no point in starting off the new year with regrets. So before you gather with family and friends to ring in the Christmas and New Year celebrations, make sure you’ve made the necessary plans for how to keep your loved ones safe. If you are going to be driving after the party, don’t drink and drive. If you have a friend who does not prefer to drink, make sure they take the wheel. If you find yourself at a friend’s house, don’t be afraid to ask to spend the night. A rough nigh...
Karimul Haque aka Ambulance Dada gets Bajaj V15 based bike ambulance
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Karimul Haque aka Ambulance Dada gets Bajaj V15 based bike ambulance

Rural India is seeing a new concept of ambulance called the Motorcycle Ambulance. An innovative, cost-effective solution--a comprehensive motorcycle ambulance system  that helps the needy patients to  get timely medical aid. The USP is that it can be operated in hard to reach areas. The motorcycle-ambulance is a  motorcycle fitted with  side-carriage customized for carrying patients. It is a referral ambulance, that means it only ferries the patient to the hospital. In India, the concept was introduced in the year 2015 with the authorization of UNICEF in collaboration with the Saathi Samaj Sevi Sanstha and the Health Department of the Chhattisgarh state. The ambulances  worked out in the remote regions of Chhattisgarh, where sick and pregnant women often die as they would not reach t...
Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 detailed
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Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 detailed

According to government statistics, 1.5 lakh people end up losing their lives annually on Indian roads. On an average, 400 deaths every day. 5 lakh road accidents a year in which 1.5 lakh people die and another 3 lakh get crippled.  The number of fatalities related to road accidents is increasing year by year. (more…)
In conversation with Kalyanaraman Venkatesan- a biker and social activist
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In conversation with Kalyanaraman Venkatesan- a biker and social activist

If you spot a Royal Enfield motorcycle in Pune with a board stating “ALWAYS GIVE WAY TO AMBULANCE. EMPATHIZE, SOMEDAY IT COULD BE YOU”, then it is of Kalyanaraman Venkatesan. TnW correspondent Ajith had a quick chat with Kalyan (Kalyanaraman Venkatesan) to know on why such a board on his motorcycle. Is it just a message or more than that? (more…)
Part 3: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet- Size Selection
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Part 3: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet- Size Selection

Getting a properly sized helmet If you don't know on how to select the proper helmet size, you can use the chart above. Measure your head at its largest circumference – usually just above your eyebrows in front, over your eyes and around in back. Click here for Part 1: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet Click here for Part 2: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet (more…)
Part 1: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet- The Construction
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Part 1: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet- The Construction

For a new rider, buying a helmet may be more disquieting than choosing a bike. You may simply buy a helmet that looks like you want it to or one that the dealer suggests. Doing so can make your riding experience substantially less enjoyable than if you get a helmet that works properly on your head. Click here for Part 2: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet Click here for Part 3: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet Click here for Part 4: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet (more…)
Part 2: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet- Types of Helmet
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Part 2: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet- Types of Helmet

Part 2: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet While colour, design and price may be a part of your decision about which helmet to buy, think first about protection and comfort. Click here for Part 1: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet Click here for Part 2: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet Click here for Part 3: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet Click here for Part 4: Honest advice that will make you buy a motorcycle helmet (more…)