|The Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Shri Nitin Gadkari presenting
the award for the best Road Safety Practices to Bangalore Metropolitan Bus Transport
“Some accident black spots have already been identified by various authorities including CRRI and Delhi police and some have been rectified , but accident spots keep changing. Many spots or road sections that have similar features show a high frequency of accidents. This means that the particular road environment instigates inappropriate driver responses leading to accidents . To identify and examine these locations and to characterize the safety deficiencies is a challenge for road engineers. The mere appearance of an accumulation of accidents with similar characteristics offers excellent guidance as to where to apply appropriate traffic engineering treatments that helps to increase the safety of all road users.” Said Mr Gadkari.
“Similar funds will be offered to various states in the country to identify black spots and find engineering measures to rectify them. The road Ministry will provide 50 per cent of the cost for road engineering measures to the states”said Mr Gadkari.
Mr Gadkari launched a road safety website on the occasion and gave away Road Safety Awards to state organizations. The awardees included AP State Road Transport Corporation, Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation, State Transport, Haryana, Odisha State Road Transport Corporation, Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation and Nagaland State Transport.