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Drunken driving top road killer: Report


July 31st, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Drunken driving is one of the main causes of fatal road accidents in India, according to an official report released Tuesday identifying over-speeding and overloading ... Read more...

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Australia to call blanket ban on all mobile phone in vehicles


February 7th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 7 (ANI): Australian transport ministers have considered imposing new laws to ban all mobile phone use while driving.The decision emerged after a landmark report found that even hands-free devices dramatically ... Read more...

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Should iPods, phones be banned for pedestrians crossing roads?


January 31st, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 31 (ANI): People in NSW may soon be required to stop using their iPods and phones while crossing the road.The call to pass this law has been backed by ... Read more...

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Michelle Obama ‘responsible’ for rise in pedestrian deaths in U.S


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 23 (ANI): Michelle Obama has been blamed for the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in the US.Mrs Obama had initiated a campaign 'Let's Move!' to encourage more youngsters to walk ... Read more...

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The age most prone to accidental death is 40: Oz study


January 6th, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 6 (ANI): An Australian study has suggested that the age most prone to accidental death in humans is 40.The findings in the survey, by a life insurer, were based on ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi road deaths drop 17 percent


November 7th, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 7 (IANS/WAM) Improved traffic managament in Abu Dhabi has seen fatal road accidents dropping by 17 percent in the first nine months of this year and there are plans ... Read more...

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Study: Texts, talk, apps kill 16,000 people in 7 years


September 24th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An estimated 16,000 people have been killed in accidents as a result of phone distractions in the United States between the period of 2001 to 2007.US researchers released ... Read more...

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iPods blamed for pedestrian death rise in NSW


September 6th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Sep 06 (ANI): There is a 25 per cent rise in the number of pedestrian deaths in Australia's New South Wales (NSW), and it is now being blamed on iPods.The 'iPod ... Read more...

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Reducing emergency arrival time by 10mnts can save a third of road deaths


September 2nd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 02 (ANI): Spanish researchers have concluded that by reducing the time between an accident taking place and the arrival of the emergency services from 25 to 15 minutes, risk of ... Read more...

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UAE road deaths drop by 21 percent


July 26th, 2010 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 26 (IANS/WAM) Road fatalities in the UAE dropped by 21.01 percent in the first half of 2010 with 391 deaths registered, compared with 495 deaths in the corresponding period ... Read more...

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EU proposes ‘black boxes’ for buses and taxis


July 21st, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): The European Commission has proposed that buses, taxis and lorries should be fitted with aircraft style "black boxes" under ALS to boost road safety.According to The Telegraph, ... Read more...

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India to have stiffer road safety laws to check accidents (Lead)


February 19th, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 19 (IANS) India, which accounts for 10 percent of global road deaths, will soon have a stiff law to enforce safety on the roads and check the alarming rate of ... Read more...

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Search for survivors as 16 die in Nepal bus accident (Lead)


November 8th, 2009 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 16 people - mostly students and pilgrims - were killed on the spot and over two dozen injured in western Nepal Sunday when a bus plunged ... Read more...

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16 dead in Nepal bus accident


November 8th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (IANS) At least 16 people were killed and over two dozen injured in western Nepal Sunday when a commuter bus met with an accident, police said. The bus was heading ... Read more...

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WHO maps world’s deadliest roads


September 10th, 2009 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
By Martin Bensley Geneva, Sep 10 (DPA) The most dangerous place in the world to travel on roads is in the impoverished East African state of Eritrea, says the World Health Organisation (WHO) ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza Launches Bridgestone safety campaign in Mumbai


June 22nd, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Mumbai, 20th June, 2009 — Bridgestone, the world's no.1 Tyre & Rubber manufacturers, launches the India chapter of safety campaign titled "Think Before You Drive', as part of its continued efforts ... Read more...

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Now, a wireless-based sensor system to prevent road deaths


February 10th, 2009 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): In order to reduce the number of unattended accident cases, a team led by an Indian-origin scientist has developed a new wireless system called SAVE that can ... Read more...

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Court pulls up Delhi government on rising road deaths


January 18th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi government for its callous attitude towards the increasing deaths on the capital's roads due to "killer" blueline buses.A ... Read more...

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Most of Britain’s roads unsafe: E U study


June 30th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 30 (ANI): Almost a quarter of Britain's motorways and nearly a third of the country's `A roads have been rated as unsafe by a leading European motoring body. EuroRAP, ... Read more...

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China’s road death rate highest in world


March 21st, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, March 21 (Xinhua) China recorded an average of 5.1 road accident deaths for every 10,000 motor vehicles in 2007, the highest in the world, a source at the second China Traffic ... Read more...

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