SS Suggestion

Sadak Suraksha

Suggestions to improve Sadak Suraksha/Road Safety ⦁ Installation of cameras on different points of roads. ⦁ Traffic Police should be there at road to check if every rule is followed by everyone or not. ⦁ Maintainance of vehicles should be done every month. ⦁ Roads should be maintained properly . ⦁ Warning signs should be installed at prominent places. ⦁ There should be raised markers between lanes to reinforce the lane boundaries. In pedestrian areas, speed bumps should be placed to slow cars, preventing them from going too fast near pedestrians. ⦁ Lane discipline and overtaking should be given more importance. ⦁ Traffic signs must be present everywhere at the road and the fine must be noted under each of them, if not followed or ignored the user shoud be made to pay the respective fine. ⦁ Use of a horn should be minimised or need of horn should not be present at all. ⦁ Headlights must generally be used when visibility is reduced to less than 500 or 1,000ft. ⦁ Pedestrian crossing should always be approached. ⦁ Buses should be equipped with flashing yellow lights to warn motorists that a bus is about to stop, followed by flashing red lights when it actually stops. ⦁ Designing for pedestrians and cyclists; 1. Sidewalks of suitable width for pedestrian traffic 2. Pedestrian crossings close to the desire line which allow pedestrians to cross roads safely 3. Segregated pedestrian routes and cycle lanes away from the main highway 4. Overbridges (tend to be unpopular with pedestrians and cyclists due to additional distance and effort) 5. Underpasses (these can pose heightened risk from crime if not designed well, can work for cyclists in some cases) 6. Traffic calming and speed humps 7. Low speed limits that are rigorously enforced, possibly by speed cameras 8. Shared space schemes giving ownership of the road space and equal priority to all road users, regardless of mode of use 9. Pedestrian barriers to prevent pedestrians crossing dangerous locations 10. Cycling infrastructure 11. Protected intersection ⦁ Parkings lots or proper parking line should be made near every shopping centre or food plaza, etc. ⦁ Safety must be improved by reducing the chances of a driver making an error, or by designing vehicles to reduce the severity of crashes that do occur. These may include: 1. Passenger restraints such as seat belts — often in conjunction with laws requiring their use — and airbags 2. Crash avoidance equipment such as lights and reflectors 3. Driver assistance systems such as Electronic Stability Control 4. Crash survivability design including fire-retardant interior materials, standards for fuel system integrity, and the use of safety glass


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