Dr Rohit Baluja conferred with International Road Federation Road Safety Award

 Dr Rohit Baluja , President, Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) has been conferred with Road Safety Award Instituted by the Geneva based International Road Federation (IRF) , a global body working for better and safer roads world wide during the World Road Meeting being held in Greater Noida.

The award was presented by Union Minister for Road Transport and highways and waterways Mr Nitin Gadkari .

Dr Baluja , a PhD in Civil Engineering has been running various missions to reduce road accidents in the country . he is also Founder of the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE), the only organisation in India that conducts accident investigation and reconstruction.

Since then, Baluja, the IRTE president, and his colleagues have done an incredible amount of work to improve road safety in India, but by his own admission there is a lot still to do.

Among IRTE’s key projects have been the introduction of Interceptors, a state-of-the-art traffic enforcement technology developed by IRTE; CrashLab (IRTE was the first to launch a mobile crash investigation lab); School Conclave (road safety education through existing curriculum subjects), and Highway Road Safety Literacy Programmes (a pioneering proposal for imparting road safety education to villages situated on highways).

Another scheme, catalysed and organised by the IRTE, is the Student Traffic Volunteers Scholarship Scheme, a partnership between the social corporate citizen, the Traffic Police and the students, while with CAARS (Center for Analysis & Research in Road Safety), IRTE became the first non-governmental organisation in India to develop an analysis and research centre.