Road Safety
West Bengal  /  Published 30.11.18

Safety check on Calcutta roads turns killer

Guardrails set up in the middle of the road to slow down vehicles and check accidents have turned into a hazard as many of them cannot be seen from a distance.Two bikers have died in accidents caused ...
By Kinsuk Basu and Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 11.02.20

No parking space? Fine

Owners of commercial complexes as well as realtors who have not made any provision for parking will now face the music if vehicles are found parked near their buildings.Rabindra Tiwary, a member of th...
By Our Special Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 12.01.19

Increase in underage drivers in Calcutta: Study

Underage drivers routinely take the wheel in Calcutta and only 10 per cent of them have ever been caught and prosecuted, according to a study that paints an alarming picture of road-safety habits and ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.19

Bridge plan for Calcutta's Exide crossing

The Calcutta Municipal Corporation has started the groundwork for constructing a pedestrian overbridge at the Exide crossing after the police brass pressed for it to prevent pedestrians from walking a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 22.02.19

Cop watch on fatality stretch in Calcutta

Policemen were seen managing traffic on Thursday morning on the stretch in Nagerbazar where a child was run over by a bus two days ago but violation of road rules by pedestrians and guardians accompan...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.19

Cops under Mamata fire for misuse of road-safety drive

Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday pulled up police for excesses, including alleged extortion, in the name of the Safe Drive Save Life campaign. The meeting where Mamata expressed her displeasure at the way...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

Opinion  /  Published 10.10.18

Careless car operators endanger children's lives

Sir — A four-year-old child was flung out of a pool car on to a busy street in Calcutta last week (“Child falls out of pool car”, Oct 6). This happened as one of the left doors of the car sudden...
By The Telegraph

North East  /  Published 28.02.20

Paintbrush to evade brush with death

Come to Kaziranga National Park (KNP) and one can see boulders along a 35km stretch of National Highway 37, that passes through the park, painted with messages of wildlife conservation and traffic awa...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.19

Adopting a child is the best kind of legacy

Sir — The concern about India’s growing population is understandable. To address this, couples should be encouraged to plan their families. But what about the children who are already living in th...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.19

Traffic fines: the irony of a populist response

Carelessness comes at a price. The amended Motor Vehicles Act aims to bring down the costliest outcome of carelessness: loss of life. But few states have been able to look past the steep fines prescri...
By The Editorial Board


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