Remove speed breakers to reduce accidents: Road ministry

The move has been taken to reduce road accident fatalities

GN Bureau | April 18, 2016


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Remove speed breakers to reduce accidents: Road ministry
Ashish Asthana

The ministry of road transport and highways has ordered state governments and other agencies to remove all speed breakers from national highways.

Here is a quick fact sheet:
 

  • The initiative comes under the national road safety policy that aims to reduce road accident fatalities by 50 percent by 2020.
     
  • As per the ministry’s road accident report 2014, it was found that 4,726 persons had died due to crashes related to humps while 6,672 people lost their lives due to speed breakers and potholes.
     
  • Around 700 accident-prone spots have been identified for improvement.
     
  • The government said it would provide foot over-bridges, pedestrian underpasses and rumple strips at sharp curves, level crossings and accident-prone areas.  

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