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"My ultimate goal is to make a positive impact and contribute to the betterment of society in any way I can.

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#TBIJuniors #Technology #AI #RoadSafety #Delhi #TheBetterIndia Image
Knowing that the app has the potential to prevent deaths caused by road accidents and save lives is a powerful motivator, and it gives me a sense of purpose and fulfillment,” says Student Rupesh Kumar from Jharkhand.
#Rakshak, an AI-enabled #roadsafety app provides timely assistance to road accident victims. The app uses artificial intelligence and data-driven from sensors (acceleration and retardation of the vehicle).
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1️⃣ Ever driven on the highway and found yourself in a trance-like state? That's Highway Hypnosis, a dangerous phenomenon where you become mentally disengaged from driving. Let's dive deeper! 🛣️😴
2️⃣ Highway Hypnosis, also known as "White Line Fever," occurs when monotonous road conditions lull your brain into a state of relaxation, leading to decreased awareness. It's a serious safety concern! 😮
3️⃣ To combat Highway Hypnosis, try:

✅ Take regular breaks during long drives to refresh your mind and regain focus.
✅ Engage in conversation, play music, or listen to audiobooks to stay mentally alert.
✅ Avoid driving when you're excessively fatigued or sleep-deprived. 💤
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A thread discussing #HighwayHypnosis. Definition: Highway hypnosis, also known as white line fever, is an altered mental state in which a person can drive an automobile great distances, responding to external events in the expected, safe, and correct manner... 1/10
...with no recollection of having consciously done so”. – Weiten, Wayne (2003). Psychology Themes and Variations (6th ed.). Belmont, California: Wadsworth/Thomas Learning.

It is a trance-like state brought about by monotony and, to some extent, fatigue. 2/10
Lack of auditory input (in-car conversations), or monotonous music (some drivers play music/chanting tracks on an infinite loop) is a common cause.

Single drivers, or with passengers fast asleep, on a boring highway may suffer this. 3/10
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@WandFCouncil @timfarron @WandFHighways @CumbriaRoadsPol @lakedistrictnpa I am unsure who is responsible for monitoring the parking of cars along Rayrigg Road in Windermere but it is beginning to get serious. Yesterday at around 2pm it was nigh on impassable safely as there…
were cars parked all the way along the road on the pavement and anywhere else they could park. This meant that it was dangerous for pedestrians and cars alike along the road with people opening driver doors onto the road, pedestrians with their animals walking in the road….
And myself having to avoid all of these obstacles by either stopping of having to drive on the cats eyes in the middle of the double white lines in the middle of the road while at the same time…
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Noncommunicable diseases cause 74% of all global deaths.

It's time for a change! 💪 Cities worldwide 🌐 are taking action to reduce deaths from to heart disease, cancers, diabetes, respiratory disease & injury. Swipe to see some inspiring transformations! #Cities4Health
Athens, #Greece 🇬🇷 has increased access to life-saving drugs to help prevent overdose through community-based organizations & healthcare professionals. Image
Bengaluru, #India 🇮🇳 is strengthening their efforts in reducing smoking in public places and improving compliance with smoking bans! 🚭 #NoTobacco 🔗 Image
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Intersections Safety : Identifying Gaps : A Thread 🧵

Intersections are the places where the direction of vehicles intersect,with many conflict points from all sides.
It's essential to know how to handle them.
Many accidents happen in cities/highways at intersections.
Most of the risk is eliminated by using signals,but there are uncontrolled intersections at many places in cities and highways,which require skill and practice to cross safely.

To cross them safely we need to identify gaps that allow us to pass through them, without an accident.
A defensive driver looks for safe gaps which allows him/her to cross the intersection without letting other drivers brake or swerve or take an evasive action.
This comes by practice and we need to increase our observation skills to find safe gaps.
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LIVE: Opening of 152nd WHO Executive Board meeting…
"Three years ago today, I declared a public health emergency of international concern over the global spread of #COVID19 – the highest level of alarm under the International Health Regulations, and for the moment, the only level of alarm"-@DrTedros #EB152
@DrTedros "As you know, on Friday the Emergency Committee met to consider whether that remains the case. The committee has advised me that in its view, #COVID19 remains a global health emergency, and I agree"-@DrTedros #EB152
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Child road safety is a matter of national importance. As per @MORTHIndia, in 2021, 21 #children below 18 years of age lost their lives in road crashes every day. The Government and civil society should come together to ensure safety of all children on roads. (1/3)
As per the notification by @MORTHIndia dated 15th February 2022, #children aged between nine months and four years are required to wear #helmets and are to be fastened by harnesses. (2/3)

As per Section #194B of the #MotorVehiclesAmendmentAct 2019, all children up to the age of fourteen need to be belted by child restraint systems. (3/3)

#ChildSafety #RoadSafety
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“Even in my car, I wear a helmet to strongly emphasise the point of road safety.

#ReaLifeHero #Humanity #Inspiration #Respect #TheBetterIndia Image
My life is completely dedicated to the cause of promoting helmet use, distributing them for free and changing people’s attitudes to road safety”, says Raghvendra Kumar.
After losing his friend in a tragic accident, Raghvendra quit his job in 2016 and turned towards serving society and started giving spare helmets to build awareness on #roadsafety.
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Welcome to my neighborhood. In just the past few months, I have counted at least 3 people losing their lives on Hanoi Boulevard. The most recent one was just a couple of weeks ago. All deaths occurred at intersections. Image
At six lanes wide, Hanoi Boulevard is designed for maximum vehicle speed and volume. Yet is placed in a complex urban context, with stores, schools, houses, markets, and factories flanking its route. This is why roads such as this are so deadly. Image
Speed kills. A road designed for speed kills, whether road users wore a helmet or not. A street designed with safety in mind actively addresses vehicle speed and has multiple layers of features to prevent and mitigate crashes.
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🚗 FUN FACT - SUVs are the world's 6th largest polluter (if they were ranked as a country)

😷 Total emissions of all the SUVs globally is more than Germany, Saudi Arabia and South Korea

🌍 But despite the fact we are facing a #ClimateEmergency, car makers are still pushing SUVs A bar graph that shows the total annual carbon emissions for
In fact, Growing demand for SUVs was the second largest contributor to the increase in global CO2 emissions from 2010 to 2018. #pollution

The increase in global #emissions from SUVs was more than heavy industry, shipping and #aviation…
But there's more

⛽ Oil consumption from SUVs reached 5.5 million barrels per day in 2020.

🚗 Emissions from SUVs have nearly tripled over the past decade.

⚡ Even electric SUVs contribute to pollution through higher amount of particulates from tyres.…
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6 reasons why you should buy a dashcam

1. You Have First-Hand Evidence Of A Car Accident
This is the main reason why many drivers have decided to invest their money in dash cams. Dashcam will provide as a proof in case of accident and accepted by police and insurance firms (1/8)
2. A Dash Cam Is The Perfect Solution For Undisciplined Drivers

Another important reason why you should consider buying a dash cam is because this will help you report undisciplined drivers. This is what I do, using a helmet camera though (2/8)
3. Parking Accidents

Parking can be a nightmare, especially in @NammaBengaluroo There'd be instances where your car is hit by another vehicle trying to take their vehicle out & may flee the scene. With dashcam, the parking accidents can be recorded & produced to police (3/8)
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Every 2⃣4⃣ seconds, the 🌍 loses:

a child
a father
a mother
a brother
a sister
a friend
a colleague

We urge world leaders to ensure #RoadSafety for all! 👉
Deaths on the streets are UNACCEPTABLE as they are PREVENTABLE.

Around 1.3 million people die on the roads each year. #RoadSafety saves lives. 👉
To reduce 5⃣0⃣% of road traffic deaths & injuries by 2030, many countries have already made progress through better legislation around key areas like:

🚗 speeding
🚙 drinking and driving
🚗 seat-belts
🛵 helmets

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In order to enhance the safety of the occupants in motor vehicles carrying upto 8 passengers, I have now approved a Draft GSR Notification to make a minimum of 6 Airbags compulsory. #RoadSafety #SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha
The Ministry had already mandated the implementation of fitment of the driver airbag w.e.f 01st July 2019 and front co-passenger airbag w.e.f 01st January 2022. #RoadSafety #SadakSurakshaJeevanRaksha
To minimise the impact of frontal and lateral collisions to the occupants seated in both front and rear compartments, it has been decided that 4 additional airbags be mandated in the M1 vehicle category,...
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Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Every 24 seconds, the 🌍 loses:
a child
a father
a mother
a brother
a sister
a friend
a colleague...

Remember those who died.
Support those who survived.
Take action to save lives.
Every year the lives of nearly 1.3 million people 🌍 are cut short because of road traffic crashes 🚦

Today and every day, let's take a moment to remember them.

#RoadSafety Image
Those rebuilding their lives after road traffic crashes and their families deserve appropriate medical, psychological, legal, and financial support.

#Roadsafety Image
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"India see almost equal number of casualties caused by Road Accidents, as much as Deaths caused by #coronavirus every year" #RoadSafety

Aah! I hate such Cliched comparisons yet cant avoid it to start an Important thread to have attention of @MORTHIndia @RajCMO @NHAI_Official 1/n
Highway journeys are integral part of my life with some unforgettable memories of travelling with my father since early yrs & exploring nature, as well as places, food & ethnic culture of specially d rural parts of India & Rajasthan.

On a #Highway, Life is always a #PatakhaGuddi
Last week, travelled thru NH552 in Rajasthan & it was good to be on a road journey after a long time & happy to see the Highways busy again.

Team @NHAI_Official has done brilliant work in the construction of Highways in ensuring excellent spine to India's infrastructure. Yet..
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It is #WorldBicycleDay!

Cycling is good for your health. It helps

🚲 to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes & some cancer
🚲 to reduce obesity
🚲 to improve mental health & wellbeing

Ride your bicycle to #BeatNCDs!
Low-speed streets make it safe to cycle 🚲 – benefiting both people ❤️ and the planet 🌳.

Let's make cycling safe by promoting #RoadSafety!
For many women and girls, cycling 🚲 is more than a sport or hobby. It means

✅ access to water
✅ access to jobs
✅ access to education
& much more.

Let's make cycling safe for everyone! #WorldBicycleDay
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"For the second week in a row there has been a global decline in cases and deaths from #COVID19"-@DrTedros
"There’s a huge disconnect growing where in some countries with the highest vaccination rates, there are appears to be a mindset that the #COVID19 pandemic is over, while others are experiencing huge waves of infection"-@DrTedros
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It is the 6th @UNGRSW Global #RoadSafety Week!

WHO is proud to support the #StreetsForLife #Love30 campaign. Low speed streets are:

🚸 Safe
💪 Healthy
🌍 Green
👨‍🦯 Liveable

Join the call for 30 km/h limits where people walk, live & play 👉 Image
Every year more than 1.3 million people die in road traffic crashes. Low speed, liveable streets are vital to reduce road traffic deaths & injuries. #RoadSafety

Join us to create #StreetsForLife 👉
5 actions to make #StreetsForLife:

1⃣ Build roads to include features that calm traffic
2⃣ Establish speed limits
3⃣ Enforce speed limits
4⃣ Install in-vehicle technologies
5⃣ Raise awareness about the dangers of speeding

👉 #RoadSafety #Love30 Image
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Not criticising a good deed, but there needs to be better education for drivers on how to respond to a vehicle #fires in road #tunnels. A 🧵

#firesafety #fireengineering #roadsafety #driving
Means of escape & access for the fire & rescue services are part of the design considerations for modern road tunnels.

For a single direction tunnel, the assumption is that drivers will stop before the fire & leave their vehicles, evacuating in the opposite direction.
It’s not a good idea to drive past the fire as smoke control systems will typically be designed to ventilate smoke in the direction of travel & protect the means of escape/firefighter access route.

Passing the fire can lead to you being trapped in hot smoke & unable to breath.
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Lt Governor @manojsinha_ attends closing ceremony of #NationalRoadSafetyMonth & FitnessMela; Launches 7 Online Services,e-inaugurates 19 ‘Learner’s License Test Centres’ for students at Polytechnics/ITIs across J&K;Flags off buses procured under #J&KTransportSubsidyScheme ImageImageImageImage
Lt Governor @manojsinha_ laid special emphasis on reaching out to youngsters & target groups by organizing programs of road safety awareness with people participation throughout the year; asks Transport Department to organize a UT level slogan competition on #RoadSafety
We need to work on more innovative ideas like Mission Road Safety and Good Samaritan to rope in maximum volunteers in Road safety programs, says the LG @manojsinha_
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Today is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

Every 24 seconds, the 🌍 loses:
a child
a father
a mother
a brother
a sister
a friend
a colleague

Remember those who died.
Support those who survived.
Take action to save lives.

More than 1.35 million people die on the roads each year🚦


Road traffic injuries are number one cause of death for people aged 5-29 years old

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Well, who ever said high-vis is not for everyone clearly never encountered these ladies (or gents? 🐔🤔😉) keen on staying alive. 😃👋Welcome to #30days30waysUK day 27 September is #PreparednessMonth on #BeBrightBeSeen #RoadSafety
As the evenings turn dark ever sooner this time of the year #BeBrightBeSeen saves lives. Wearing light colours is not enough.
This 3M 'No White At Night' video illustrates ▶️🔊
🤔So, what's the difference between high visibility and reflective items to #BeBrightBeSeen for #RoadSafety?
A good way to take a closer look is with this @TredzBikes video about jackets ▶️🔊
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🆕@UN General Assembly resolution endorses the “Stockholm Declaration”, aiming to improve and save lives on the world's roads.

More details 👉 #RoadSafety Image
This new resolution proclaims Second Decade of Action for #RoadSafety 2021-2030, setting an ambitious target of preventing 5⃣0⃣% of road traffic deaths & injuries around the 🌍🌎🌏.

More details 👉 Image
WHO, @UN & other partners will develop a new plan of action to

✅improve the design of roads & vehicles
✅enhance laws & law enforcement on behavioral risks
✅provide timely, life-saving emergency care for the injured

More details 👉 #RoadSafety Image
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