This week marks the 31st National Road Safety Week in India, an annual week dedicated to recognizing challenges and improving safety on India’s roads. Traffic Logix is proud to recognize and celebrate this initiative to improve safety and save lives on roads across India.
Over the past year, Indian traffic authorities have been taking speeding increasingly seriously. While Indian roads have long been known for their chaos and devastating number of traffic accidents and deaths, the government has recognized that the time has come for change. The new Motor Vehicles Act, passed in 2019, has the sole goal of improving road safety by tightening traffic regulations and imposing stricter penalties for violations.
The number of daily traffic challans tripled in the first few months since the bill was passed in September. There has since been a decline in violations as social media was abuzz with talk of the hefty fines drivers have been incurring. These fines can cost as much as 10x what they used to.
But the higher cost of challans and increased traffic regulations aren’t the only way that the government is improving safety on India’s roadways. At Traffic Logix, we are proud partners with Indian authorities and industries that are actively working to increase speed awareness and prevent the need for enforcement. How? By making drivers more aware of their speeds and the consequences of dangerous driving.
Our speed display signs are being used on streets across India to remind drivers how fast they are going and urge them to slow down. With messages that are responsive to how fast a driver is travelling, every motorist can see custom messages that speak to just to them and their driving behavior. Our photo enforcement solutions can also send automated warnings or challans to drivers, to caution them to stop speeding and to drive slower and more safely.
Change doesn’t happen overnight and India has a long road ahead in protecting its streets and its residents. At Traffic Logix, we are proud to be a part of the process. Our solutions are helping to reduce traffic fatalities on India’s roads and to save lives every day.
Road Safety Week is an important time to recognize the progress that’s being made on roads across India and to commit to continuing the process until India’s roads are safe for everyone, every day.