Road safety in India: Challenges and opportunities

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dc.contributor.author Mohan, D. en
dc.contributor.author Tsimhoni, O. en
dc.contributor.author Sivak, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Flannagan, Michael J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-20T15:24:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-03-02T16:05:15Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier 102019 en
dc.identifier.other UMTRI-2009-1 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/61504
dc.description.abstract The present report was designed to analyze the traffic safety situation in India, and to identify countermeasures for areas in which the total harm caused by crashes can be substantially and readily reduced. The report focuses on two aspects of traffic safety in India: challenges and opportunities. The first part of the report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current traffic safety situation in India. It is pointed out in this analysis that fatality rates have increased both on highways and in urban areas during the past few years. Theoretical models suggest that the number of fatalities in India is not likely to start to decline for many years to come unless new policies are implemented. Based on the present analysis, the following six areas are identified as having potential for substantially reducing fatalities in India: (1) pedestrians and other non-motorists in urban areas, (2) pedestrians, other non-motorists, and slow vehicles on highways, (3) motorcycles and small cars in urban areas, (4) over-involvement of trucks and buses, (5) nighttime driving, and (6) wrong-way drivers on divided highways. The second part of the report outlines several promising countermeasures for each of these six areas. The third part of the report presents a brief comparison of major traffic safety challenges in India and China. en
dc.description.sponsorship The University of Michigan Strategic Worldwide Transportation 2020 en
dc.format.extent 61 en
dc.format.extent 4863001 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English en
dc.publisher University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Transportation Research Institute en
dc.subject.other India en
dc.subject.other Accident Preventive Measures. en
dc.subject.other Accident Causation/ Accident Patterns. en
dc.subject.other Fatality Patterns. en
dc.subject.other Transportation Safety. en
dc.subject.other Automotive Safety/ Highway Safety/ Traffic Safety. en
dc.title Road safety in India: Challenges and opportunities en
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Transportation
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Engineering
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/61504/1/102019.pdf
dc.owningcollname Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
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