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India Accounts For 10% Of Global Road Crash Victims: World Bank
India Accounts For 10% Of Global Road Crash Victims: World Bank

Washington: India, which has one per cent of the world’s vehicles, accounts for 10 per cent of all road crash victims, the latest World Bank report on road safety said on Saturday. Hartwig Schafer, World Bank’s Vice President for South Asia, said the Indian government in recent years has taken significant steps to address the […]

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Government roads, potholes killed 1,046 in Odisha in 2018!

Bhubaneswar: When the new MVA act has put the glare on accidents caused by human error, the shocker is nonchalant attitude of government-owned road utilities (Odisha Works department, Municipal and National Highway Authorities) killed nearly 3 lives every day in 2018. Poor road features account for 19 per cent of road fatalities in Odisha. As […]

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2,788 road fatalities in Odisha in 2018 for not using helmets, seat-belts!

Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s tryst with the new Motor Vehicles Act (MVA) has turned out to be a soap opera of the year, with people virtually spending sleepless nights on roads and CM Naveen Patnaik recommending another extension, albeit with a rider of no more extension. The moot point here is, in implementing the amended motor Vehicles […]

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New Motor Vehicle Act will improve road safety: IRF

New Delhi: Increased new penalties and provisions of punishment in the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 will help better adherence to traffic rules and decreased road accidents in India, the Geneva-based International Road Federation (IRF) said on Monday. The Act was passed in Parliament’s recently concluded monsoon session and has got the President’s assent. It […]

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Harleys rally for road safety in Jajpur

Jajpur: With a view to spread awareness on road safety, a Harley Davidson Bike Club organised a bike rally from Jajpur district today. The bike rally was flagged-off from Brahmani Hotel in Vyasanagar area and covered 70 kilometres to reach Hadgarh in Keonjhar today. The rally is scheduled to arrive in Bhubaneswar tomorrow. Experienced bikers […]

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Road accidents claim 15 lives a day in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Despite government’s crackdown on errant drivers, as many as 15 persons die every day in road accidents while maximum cases were found to be motorcyclists. The alarming statistics was revealed at a review meeting on Road Safety presided by Chief Secretary AP Padhi here on Tuesday. Through a video conferencing, Padhi held discussions with […]

Time to amplify #SelfieWithHelmet campaign Mr Minister

Since a few days, a social media movement of #SelfieWithHelmet has captured some attention in Odisha. This awareness campaign is in lieu of the large number of road accidents in the state. The average citizen has made small moves in this long and tough battle of addressing road safety, it is time the administration makes […]

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The Bovine Comedy

By Bikram Keshari Jena The wagging tails of a cattle herd stationary on the middle of a road not only chops the air flippantly, but also shreds one’s patience to pieces with equal nonchalance. No one colonizes the road as stray cattle do, albeit with no imperialistic ambition. They wear a disdain which is even […]

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Parodic rumble(rs) over speed breakers

By Bikram Keshari Jena They won’t give up, their wont to confront. We sway, to keep away from affray. We phew in eschew! But they pursue our rescue!!! Speed breakers, for some, seem to be an unwanted lot in every sense of the phrase. They bulge out like excess fat from the waistline of even […]

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Rumblers to replace speed breakers on highways in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In an important move to prevent road accidents in Odisha, the State Road and Transport department has decided to replace traditional speed breakers with rumblers. According to sources, the government has decided to remove all speed breakers from National and State Highways in a month and replace them with rumblers within a month. The […]

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Odisha to offer refresher training to drivers

Bhubaneswar: As incidents of road mishaps continue to rise, the State government has decided to provide refresher training to all the drivers. According to sources, the government will be bearing the training expenses and drivers have to undergo this 2-day training every 3 months. Moreover, the government has directed the RTOs to conduct flash raids […]

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Road to Smart City No 1 paved with traffic woes

An improved traffic system is a key component of a modern city. And awareness of traffic rules among the people is a key determinant of the state of the city’s traffic system. With Bhubaneswar set to become a Smart City soon, odishatv.in decided to check out the awareness levels of its denizens about rules on road safety