Friday, July 3

Tag: Safe Driving

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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…)
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…)