Indian Roads Safety Campaign(IRSC), Ministry of Road Transport and Highways(MoRTH), DTP and TRIPP, IIT Delhi organised a Conference on Safer Mobility: A Road to Safer Mobility on 16th December, 2017 in IIT Delhi. The vision of the conference was to promote collaboration among multiple stakeholders working across the domain, to promote road-safety across India.
The Chief Guest for the event, V. Ramgopal Rao, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi addressed the audience and emphasized on the research projects and Smart Campus Initiatives taken up by Indian Road Safety Campaign and IIT Delhi. Mr. Nitin Gadkari, hon’ble minister of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways(MoRTH) through a video message emphasized on the changes made by the government in the direction of road safety. He focussed on following traffic rules and appreciated the IRSC team for its initiatives.
The keynote speaker, Mr Abhay Damle, the Joint Secretary of MoRTH launched the IRSC booklet containing laws and traffic regulations in a simplified form. Throwing light on government’s approach towards Vision Zero, he spoke on how science and technology are the primary solutions for road safety and talked about going from safe-fail towards a fail-safe systems. He mentioned the 3 second rule and the need to relook, 120 km/hour + speeds. He also focused on prevention and the problems to be tackled regarding helmet design, airbags and seatbelts.