It is a shocking fact that more than one lakh people are killed in India every year in Road accidents. This is about than 10% of the death toll across the world in Road accidents. This indicates the high exigency to fight against Road accidents in every possible way and create awareness on road safety measures and precautions to be taken by every citizen in India in order to prevent accidents on Indian roads and save many lives.
Who we are?
Understanding the fact that the Road Safety is not only the shared concern but also the shared responsibility of the Government and a range of civil society stakeholders including Media, NGOs and every common man in the society, SAFE – a Hyderabad based not-for-profit organization established to promote the need for creating the accident free environment, has now taken up the community project “War Against Road Accidents”. The primary objectives of this project are to:
Promoting Road Safety through awareness actions.
Aggressive, long-term committed, and responsible.
Promoting Road Safety as national cause in India, among the authorities and the civil sector.
What we do?
SAFE initiates the following programs to meet its core objectives:
Road Accident Statistics
More than 1.2 million people are killed in Road Accidents, worldwide, every year.
Road Accidents & Indian Economy
Causes of Accidents
Vehicles & Roads
An industry report says that the automobile population has grown up to 170 times in the past 50 years where as the country’s road infrastructure has grown only 9 times. On one hand there are about 25 lakh new vehicles being added every year on Indian roads, making roads more congested while on the other hand the majority drivers are untrained and unprofessional. This worsens the situation further leading to traffic jams and road crashes there by the loss of lives and property.
In order to maintain the smooth flow of traffic for a safe and comfortable travel, besides strict implementation of traffic rules and laws, it is also required to manage and control the traffic at high density, accident prone areas and other demanding areas.
Behavior Based Safety (BBS) Program
The statistics reveals that majority of accidents due to the fault of the drivers irrespective of the reasons. The experts always suggest and insist on the health and driving conditions of drivers of any kind of vehicle. Due to the increases in transport volume and in work pressure, and also because of general behavioural changes, the demands on drivers of goods and transport vehicles are now much more complex and pressing than in the past. In the short to medium term, substitution of road transport on a significant scale by other modes is not envisaged.
In order to provide a new stimulus for further reducing the number of road accidents, SAFE took the initiative of promoting the wider implementation of the principles of Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) in the safe driving of vehicles. Corporate companies, official Road Transport Agencies will have internal training establishments to address these issues. It is also equally necessary for the unorganized segment like small transport companies, travel agencies etc., to ensure the safe driving culture and SAFE proposes to take up this task for the benefit of the drivers of MMV and HMV belong this segment in the state.
BBS is a program that aims at increasing road safety by positively influencing the behaviour of drivers through observation, coaching and communication. The BBS program targets all private road transport companies, travel agencies particularly in the unorganized sector. It is not intended to be a one off exercise, but it should rather become a continuous effort by every individual transport company/agency.
It is expected that this program will not only improve safety performance but will also have a positive effect on fuel consumption and other related costs such as maintenance costs and insurance premiums. Ultimately it will improve the total driving conditions
and ensures the road safety.
The program is intended to cover the target group of Medium & Heavy Vehicles drivers who account for more than 80% of the road accidents in the country i.e. drivers of Vans, trucks, buses and other heavy vehicles.
Duration of the Program: 6 – 8 hours