SUSTAINABLE URBAN TRANSPORT PLANNING
“By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable
transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding
public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable
situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons”
-- SDG 11.2 --
Road infrastructure is very important segment to be looked after on priority before improving the road safety and injury prevention in the cities . Most of the speed breakers in our cities are not as per the set specifications and serve as a damage to road user physically and vehicular also. The synchronization of Traffic Light system is mostly missing in the cities . The safety of Vulnerable users are not considered usually on roads which lead to severe injuries and increased fatalities.
What We Are Doing
We are focusing on road safety audits of the cities especially on basic road infrastructures and come up with detailed remedial solutions for the local authorities to upgrade this where ever required . We involve all stake holders in this so that a centralized command center could take over for an immediate and quick action to improve. We are making Emergency Response an integral part of road infrastructures by identifying high risk stretches in the cities and making emergency services readily and quickly available.
SAFE SCHOOLS SECURE JOURNEYS
Safe and healthy journeys to school are a litmus test for a city’s wider approach to environmental sustainability, human development and social justice.
Love our children But every day children are dying or being seriously
injured in road crashes as they get to and from their place of education.
Sometimes they are killed just yards from the school entrance. We can’t allow
these tragedies to continue. Each death and each injury violates a child’s
right to an education. Everyday 25 children are dying on the roads in
What We are Doing
Safe Schools Secure Journeys
The design of roads can have a
considerable impact on their safety. Ideally, roads should be designed keeping
in mind the safety of all road users especially the pedestrians. This would
mean making sure that there are adequate facilities for child pedestrians and
cyclists. Measures such as footpaths, cycling lanes, safe crossing points, and
other traffic calming measures can be critical to reducing the risk of injury
among these road users.
Around the schools, the safety of children walking along and across roads is the major concern. By utilizing the technology and focus on One Road User Group, the risk assessment process would be conducted around the schools to establish Safe School Zones.It is a systematic evidence-based approach for analyzing the risk in roads
around schools. It provides an evidence-base tool to Assess and Rate
safety on the roads surrounding schools and informs interventions to save
risk is measured, effective Treatments to Mitigate the Risk can be considered
by exploring the impact of Low Cost Changes in various road features and
actions. Our Impact Story
Our safety audits in SAS Nagar Mohali has brought many low cost changes around the schools lowering the risk scores and improving the star safety ratings. We have been able to reduce the speed limits from 30Km/h to 25KM/H around schools and new sign boards have been fixed around the schools. Pedestrian crossing facilities have been created on crucial junctions enabling safety of school children.
GOOD SAMARITANS: YOU ARE PROTECTED
“It is well acknowledged that at least 50 percent of the fatalities can be averted if victims can reach a hospital within the shortest possible time (referred to as the Golden Hour).”
Joshipura MK: Guidelines for essential trauma care: Progress in India
Got Stringent notification issued from Government of Punjab to respect Good Samaritans and welcome road crash victims.
Promotional Banners in association of Punjab Police fixed in all police stations of a district on a pilot project.
Good Samaritan promotional banner is being fixed in all public hospitals of state of Punjab to enhance the confidence among public.
How You are protected by Law
Supreme Court judgment Protecting the rights of Good Samaritans. Read here
Issuance of guidelines for the protection of Good Samaritans by Union Government of India. Read here
Issuance of Standard Operating Procedures for the examination of Good Samaritans. Read here
Notification of Guidelines issued by Government of Punjab. Read here
Guidelines issued by Chandigarh administration.
The aim of post-crash care is to avoid preventable death and disability,
limit the severity of the injury and the suffering caused by it,
and ensure the crash survivor’s best possible recovery and reintegration into society.”
-- WHO --
In most situations people who are willing to help generally do not know what to do and how to do .A panic grips the situation. Arrival of Ambulances on crash scene is not immediate on the one hand and mostly a mode of mere transportation only .The Police Control Room vehicles which responded on the scene very quickly are neither equipped with first aid nor have training of first responders . Shifting a victim from road to ambulance could give a severe spinal injury causing life time effects .
What We Are Doing
To make Post Crash Care Response more Available, Accessible and Affordable we have initiated the following programs. Bhai Ghaniya ji Basic Life Support System Training Programs to create Force of First Responders named “Jeevan Rakshak” Conducting studies of the Post Crash Care Response. Analysing the performance of primary mode of transportations like ambulances ,PCR vehicles and substitutes.
What is Bhai Ghaniya ji Basic Life Support System Training Programs?
A team from Critical Care Unit which includes surgeons, physicians and Intensivist impart this training in an interactive manner with the help of videos and manikins. Participants will be made to practice the required psychomotor skills on manikins. Language used will be customized as per the need and vernacular language used if required to ensure that all the participants understand these basic concepts.
What is taught ?
a) Immobilization - Manual inline stabilization of neck - Helmet removal - Cervical collar application - Log roll - Splinting for long bone fractures
b) Control of bleeding: - Pressure bandage - Pelvic Stabilization
c) Basic life support for an unresponsive non-breathing victim: - Chest Compression - Use of an automated external defibrillator.**
d) Immediate and safe transport to an appropriate trauma facility.
Today it may be stranger but tomorrow it could be Someone Yours
In most situations people the traffic is usually not organised and there is neither "dedicated lanes nor any kind of observance of Lane Driving so its hard for the traffic to give way to an ambulance. People do not know what to do on the junctions and with red signals . VVIP’s so called security threats forced the traffic police to block certain routes for traffic ignoring all kind of emergencies .
What We Are Doing
Promoting mandatory and priority Give Way to an Ambulance. Training the most important factor the driving force behind this The Traffic Police to understand the need of call of life beyond the bounds of duty.
1. Got an advisory issued in State of Punjab to ensure priority give way to an ambulance form Traffic Police Chief.
2. Designed and observed a pledge for Police to Consider safe passage for an ambulance while planning VVIP Routes .