''The increasing stress involved in motoring nowadays makes the psychological efficiency of the driver a more important factor than the mechanical efficiency of the vehicle he drives'' (Parry, 1968).
....surely the 'psyche' runs the show...Welcome to the ''Psyche Drives''...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Who is responsible?

A recent tragic incident left a family devastated. And it so happens..day after day. The headline read "A BMW Driven At 120 Kmph Kills Uber Driver on First Day of Job"

Ironically the accused was released from prison on bail after few hours.

Who is responsible?
The young reckless youth who drove irresponsibly?
His parents who did everything they could to release him?
The upbringing , the diminishing moral values?
Or our legal system, who fails to tighten the noose for the guilty?

Unfortunately, human life is not much valued upon...at least not in our part of the world!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Driverless world!!

Sharing a very interesting and intriguing TedTalk by Transportation Geek Wanis Kabbaj. The expert draws an analogy between urban streets and biology of human beings uncovering the solution of traffic snarls and other traffic problems from within our ownselves, portraying beautifully how a driverless world would look like. 
With 60,000 miles of blood vessels within us, and every space being fully utilised without any clogging,  it is now time to look for transport solutions beyond surface grids. China's Transit Elevated Bus system, the ''straddling bus'' is one such example. 
Enjoy the talk!!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Please slow down!!

The more speed you endorse..the more damage..sometimes irreplaceable.
This PSA by Winnipeg police says it all!!

Please drive within speed limits.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Traffic SMART :)

An innovative way to make people wait or rather dance at traffic lights ;) ..DO WATCH!!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The culprit...Speeding yet again!!

The newspapers today covered another two major road crashes, where one was in Delhi, the other one in Chandigarh. Ironically, the similarity was overspeeding, loss of control of vehicle and road fatalities in one while injuries to over fifteen bus passengers in another. 

The Audi in which two brothers died was beyond recognition.
Financial loss still can be recovered but what about human loss?
Its time to rethink..

Source: Pics from mail today and Chandigarh bhaskar, June 12, 2014. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Speed thrills but kills!!

This is a call to action … 

Do you see the motorcycle? 

Now do you see it? 

This wrecked vehicle, with the motorcycle still wedged inside, was displayed as a Swedish Police and Road Safety Department exhibit at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair, apparently as a warning to drivers about the dangers of speeding and unsafe driving.

The graphic display was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by the Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.

The Honda rider was traveling at such a "very high speed", his reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. Swedish Police estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155mph) before the bike hit the side of the slow moving car at an intersection. At that speed, they predicted that the rider's reaction time (once the Volkswagen came into view) wasn't sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes.

The car had two occupants and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them, along with the motorcycle itself.

The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10 feet from where the collision took place. All three involved (two in the car, plus the rider) were killed instantly.

Learn from this experience. Drive within the speed limits..ALWAYS!!

SOURCE: http://www.hoax-slayer.com/motoycle-inside-vw-accident.shtml, 
Excerpts from article written by Brett M. Christensen

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Road safety crusader who lost her husband and daughter to a speeding bus..strives on!!

Just going through the newspapers in morning, I came across this article on a 'Road Safety Crusader Jyoti Gupta', and her story on how she lost her husband 'Pankaj Gupta', cardiologist at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon and her three year old daughter 'Lineshya'. 

It was heart rending account of how these two innocent lives were lost to a speeding bus. After the accident, the driver casually said, 'that I pressed the accelerator instead of the breaks'. 
With over three years of driving experience, the driver confessed that he got his driving license illegally through an agent by just paying Rs. 5,000/-, later realizing the gravity of the situation, retorted, "Why blame me? Just my following rules wont make any difference. And I needed money for my poor family back home."
Can this highly callous, indifferent and irresponsible attitude be excused?
While Jyoti has taken up the road safety crusade by writing a letter to the Prime Minister seeking a comprehensive National Road Safety Law, nothing can make up for the life of her deceased husband and daughter. We salute her for her spirit and courageous initiative of making a difference.
With one road death happening every four minutes on Indian roads, there are thousands of unfortunate stories like these. 
Though Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 is in place yet much needed amendments are yet to take place. What can we do till the time a comprehensive road safety legislation is operational?
I want answers from the readers..

Source: Utpal Kumar, Mail Today, New Delhi/Chandigarh, Sunday, June 8, 2014.