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Present Scenario of Road Accident and Latest Methods for Road Safety

Author(s):

Premit Kumar Patil , UIT-RGPV; Satayjit Banerjee, MSV International INC

Keywords:

Road Safety, Road Accident

Abstract

Road accidents are increasing very rapidly. The Global status report on road safety 2015, reflecting information from 180 countries, indicates that worldwide the total number of road traffic deaths has reported at 1.25 million per year. According to official statistics 141,526 persons were killed and 477,731 injured in road traffic crashes in India in 2014 However, every road injuries are not reported to the police .The actual numbers of injuries requiring hospital visits may be 2,000,000-3,000,000 persons. It reflects into every minute one road accident occurs and one death reported from every four minutes. Hence it is alarming situation for transportation agency to reduce this road accidents statistics. Traditional methods are applying for road safety like wearing seat belts, adequate road marking, proper signaling on intersection but it seems that these methods are not adequate to reduce road accidents, so it is necessary to provide some advance methods for road safety. Evaluation of transport safety has been a concern of road authorities for many years. Improvement of road infrastructure, road design, vehicle design and human training contribute to a decline of the number of casualties on rural and urban roads.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV4I50728
Published in: Volume : 4, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2016
Page(s): 1282-1283

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