Central Road Research Institute has not proposed any codes/standards for the design of speed breakers or associated warning boards
GN Bureau | February 16, 2017
A staggering 11,084 people died in road accidents due to speed breakers in India in 2015, with Karnataka reporting 2,310 deaths.
As many as 2,109 motorists died in Madhya Pradesh while 1,654 died due to speed breakers in Uttar Pradesh. Delhi reported 41 deaths, union minister Pon Radhakrishnan informed the Lok Sabha.
The number of fatalities due to speed breakers in 2014 was 11,008.
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Radhakrishnan said that the ministry is discouraging construction of speed breakers on National Highways. Several circulars are issued in this regard from time to time. However, unauthorized speed breakers are sometimes constructed by local people. They are removed as and when they are brought to the notice of road authorities.
The minister added that Central Road Research Institute (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) has not proposed any codes/ standards for the design of speed breakers or associated warning boards.
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