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5 International Best Practices for Traffic and Road Safety for Fleet

Globally, countries are moving towards a zero-tolerance policy on accidents and transforming urban and road design for safety. Many Western European and high-income countries in the Asia-Pacific region have reduced their burdens even more dramatically. The years 2011-2020 have been designated as the Decade of Action for Road Safety by the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is a global acknowledgment of the gravity of road safety issues across the world and the lives being lost to it. Internationally, road accidents kill as many people as the major pandemics, malaria, and TB. Also, Read Top 6 Haunted Roads in India: Drivers/ Passengers should Avoid

  • According to the WHO, the middle-income countries have the highest annual road traffic fatality rate at 20.1 per 100,000 population; the rate is 18.3 per 100,000 population in low-income countries. Looking at some of the international best practices can be of great use to improve the safety standards of roads. In this article, we will walk you through the Top 5 Traffic and Road Safety Best Practices. Read more about what Violations Leads you to pay E-challan (Fine)? And How to Avoid It?

Top 5 Traffic and Road Safety Best Practices:


1. Road Safety Audits

2. Safety Inspection

3. Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Use

4. Bicycle Side Reflections

5. Alcohol Ignition Interlock


1. Road Safety Audits

Basically, it’s a formal procedure for an assessment of the crash potential and safety performance of road design by a non-government body. This practice was first started in Great Britain and was then adopted by many other counties. Read also: Tata AIG India Launches Telematics-Based App for 'Pay-As-You-Drive Coverage


2. Safety Inspection

Designates a periodic review by a trained expert on the safety aspect. It involves safety inspections by trained experts. Read further about How Accurate is GPS Speed in a Vehicle Tracking System?


3. Mandatory Bicycle Helmet Use

In India, it’s mandatory for motorcycle users to wear a helmet but not for bicycle users. In many countries, it’s required by even bicycle users to wear a helmet and the same should be done in India. Let us understand How Fleet Management Software Can Help in Accident Reconstruction for Your Fleet?


4. Bicycle Side Reflections

To increase their visibility during night and twilight on the front and rear side of the bicycle is reflected to reduce accidents. Placement of Intelligent Speed Assistance devices in the vehicle can help in comparison of speeds at which a car is being driven and a warning can be issued to its drivers. Read more about: What is a Dash Cam? Everything You Need to Know


5. Alcohol Ignition Interlock

  • This is a device that prevents engines of vehicles from starting in case the driver is too drunk. Alcolocks are currently being used in the US, Canada, and Australia.

  • In France, there is a compulsory curriculum on road safety right from Kindergarten to the driving license age of the students. Explore further about What is Reckless Driving? Is it a Criminal Offense? (Simplified)


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