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First State To Adopt a 10-year Road Safety Action Plan

First State To Adopt a 10-year Road Safety Action Plan:

Rajasthan will become the first state in India to adopt a 10-year road safety action plan aimed at reducing road accidents by 50% by 2030.

Measures included in the Rajasthan government’s 10-Year Road Safety Action Plan:

  • Technology Use: Implementation of the iRAD application for online data entry of road accidents.
  • Campaigns to raise awareness and bring about behavioural changes regarding road safety rules and provisions.
  • Specific Safety Measures:
    • Speed Limits: Implementation and enforcement.
    • Safe Distance: Promoting safe driving distances.
    • Traffic Signals: Improving adherence to traffic signal regulations.
    • Road Barriers: Installing and maintaining barriers for enhanced safety.
    • Pedestrian Safety: Ensuring safety measures for pedestrians.
    • Seatbelt and Helmet Use: Enforcing the use of seatbelts and helmets.
    • Vehicle Insurance: Ensuring all vehicles have valid insurance.
    • World Bank Assistance: Utilizing the World Bank’s assistance to incorporate international best practices in the preparation of the action plan and road safety policy.
    • Coordination Among Stakeholders: Enhanced collaboration among various departments like Transport, Public Works, Police, Medical & Health, and Forest departments for accurate data reporting and successful implementation.
    • Workshops and Training: Workshop organized by the State Road Safety Institute aimed at training police personnel on the Integrated Road Accident Database (iRAD) application for effective data entry and analysis of road accidents.