Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Published on April 14, 2020 Ahmedabad: Covid-19 has claimed 26 lives so far and has over 500 infected cases as on Monday evening in Gujarat. But amid the coronage, you might want to see a silver lining — EMRI 108 data shows that there has been reduction of an average of 238 cases of road … Continue reading Guj roads safer in lockdown, saw avg 4,760 less accidents!

Ahmedabad: Accident killed his son, homage drives his road-safety mission

Published on June 16, 2019 AHMEDABAD: In September 2014, Vaibhav, 19, a Prahladnagar resident and BBA student, died on the SG Road when his two-wheeler was hit by a private bus. He had succumbed to injuries on the spot.  “He had worn a helmet, as always. A young, promising life was lost forever,” said Atul … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Accident killed his son, homage drives his road-safety mission

Deaths due to drunk driving up 1,100 per cent in one year in dry Gujarat

Published on January 12, 2020 Gujarat may be a dry state, but if the central government’s figures on deaths in accidents are to believed, the number of deaths in Gujarat caused by ‘driving under the influence rose twelvefold in one year, going from 10 in 2017 to 122 in 2018. The latest report, ‘Accidental Deaths … Continue reading Deaths due to drunk driving up 1,100 per cent in one year in dry Gujarat

Fighting traffic snarls in walled city

AHMEDABAD: When you try to hire an auto during peak hours from the western city parts to the walled city, chances are, you might find none. The reason is -even auto drivers dread the choc-a-block traffic of the walled city. As the city traffic police starts a drive against roadblocks in areas like Kalupur, Karanj and Khadia, TOI takes a look … Continue reading Fighting traffic snarls in walled city

Not so smart? 2 lakh await driver’s licences

AHMEDABAD: Rajal Shah, a resident of Paldi, completed the process of getting her learner's licence gave her photograph and other details hoping to get the driving licence like her friends did, through a courier. However, her month-long wait will get longer. Meanwhile, she is clutching the receipt which says that she has completed the procedure … Continue reading Not so smart? 2 lakh await driver’s licences

Ahmedabad traffic police conducts fatal accident mapping, identifies trouble spots

AHMEDABAD: The city traffic police have braced themselves up to reduce road fatalities. The men in white have compiled data from the city police to understand the anatomy of the accident. As per the data compiled earlier this month, police have got all the details of 77 fatal accidents that got registered with police stations … Continue reading Ahmedabad traffic police conducts fatal accident mapping, identifies trouble spots