According to the circular, relatives of dead passengers of train as well as manned level crossing accidents will now get Rs 5 lakh whereas those who are grievously injured will be awarded Rs 2.5 lakh.
Another major reason cited by the residents for the poor condition of the road is the frequent movement of heavy vehicles on the residential road to the RTO- ground for FC, registration among others.
In Adyar, an unidentified elderly man in his mid 60s was knocked down by a speeding van.
Now, after years of deliberation, India, too, has announced its own crash test protocol — the Bharat New Car Assessment Programme (BNCAP).
Dr Deepak, Superintendent, of Victoria Hospital added that the government has approved a stroke unit at Victoria in collaboration with Nimhans on a hub-and-spoke model basis, which is to come 'soon'.
One of the major steps was to penalise speedsters who cross 100 km/hr and ban the entry of two-wheelers, three-wheelers, quadricycles and slow-moving agricultural vehicles.
Saleem further said that many people die in road accidents as they do not wear helmets or seat belts, they over-speed, or drive under the influence of alcohol.
Factors include overspeeding, reckless driving, lack of traffic awareness, and drunk driving.
Investigations revealed that the accused lorry driver Chandrashekhar was driving under the influence of alcohol and has been arrested.
Several awareness programmes are being conducted to the public and at various educational institutions to educate youth and students on road safety regulations.
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The railways have also installed a GPS-based fog safety device for loco pilots for fog-falling times on almost all fog-affected routes.
Police reached the spot and rescued the injured persons. One of the injured has been shifted to SCB MCH.
The commissioner claimed the dip in numbers was a result of various measures such as enforcing pedestrian crossing facilities on arterial roads.
Similarly, under section 114 of CMVA, the driver of an overloaded vehicle should take the vehicle to the weighing scale to assess the load of the vehicle.
The infra company started off by putting nylon collar belts on stray cattle near Chandikhol stretch.
The drivers were asked to use the right lane only while overtaking another vehicle in the front.
A demonstration of the speed detector to check the speed of vehicles was held for Siddaramaiah.
The lorry driver fled from the scene, abandoning the vehicle. The police sent the deceased's body to the government hospital in Chidambaram for an autopsy.
Study conducted by dept of economics and statistics indicates that men are 13 times more likely to meet with accidents