Technologies that can prevent roadblocks and accidents

February 05, 2020 12:00 AM
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Over 30 million cars, 37 million motorcycles, approximately 3.1 million public transport vehicles, and millions of other types of vehicles occupy Indian roads today. It comes as no surprise that road accidents claim the maximum number of lives and cause large numbers of casualties daily. Over 1.5 lakh road accident fatalities were recorded in our country in 2018 and the stats of 2019 are yet to arrive.

The government and many NGOs are trying to put in schemes that prevent road accidents, like increasing penalties for traffic offences, added safety features being made mandatory etc. Traffic management is being made stricter to ensure maximum adherence to road safety rules. And yet, with over 1.3 billion citizens, traffic management remains complex and such measures are in some way or the other falling short.

Modern Technology could be the bridge to this gap. Utilization of functionalities and advanced features that are present in modern vehicles to make it safer, spreading awareness on the laws and regulations that one needs to follow on roads etc are all ways in which technology can aid the cause.

Here are some initiatives by NGOs and the government to reduce accident-related incidents and spread awareness on road safety among the people -

Below, we have listed some technologies put forth by the government for traffic management and safety -  

With the help of such technologies, it will only be a matter of time before our roads are made safer.

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