The Select Committee to examine the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2017 (Chairperson: Dr. Vinay P. Sahasrabuddhe) submitted its report on December 22, 2017. The Bill amends the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. It was passed by Lok Sabha on April 10, 2017, and referred to the Rajya Sabha Select Committee on August 8, 2017.

Road transport accounts for about one-fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions and these are growing rapidly, particularly in developing countries.

An estimated 1.25 million people are killed on the world’s roads every year, and between 20 and 50 million people are seriously injured. Every traffic crash is an individual loss. When death or serious injury results, this loss is compounded by the harm to people, households, and social networks.

This study examines how inversing the trend towards ever heavier light-duty vehicles would impact CO2 emissions from road transport. The average mass of passenger cars in the European Union has increased by around 40% over the past four decades. In 2015, a vehicle weighed on average 1 400 kg, compared to just under 1 000 kg in 1975.

India's bus sector is certainly underperforming. The country does not have enough buses to run on their routes and cater to their citizens, leaving them at the mercy of private vehicles. Even as governments push for improving public transport ridership, the country’s transport infrastructure sees a continuous decline.

In a reminder of why CleanTechnica is in business and why we do what we do, the newly published Global Mobility Report 2017 has revealed that the global transport sector is not on track to achieve

The State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs) provide bus-based public transport to urban and rural population of the country.

The IRTAD (International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group) Road Safety Annual Report 2017 provides an overview of road safety performance for 2015 in 40 countries, with preliminary data for 2016, and detailed reports for each country. It includes tables with cross country comparisons on key safety indicators.

There were 4,80,652 road accidents in 2016, claiming 1,50,785 precious lives and leaving another 4,94,624 persons injured. In 2-16, accident severity measured by number of persons killed per 100 accidents has reached 31.4 and 46.3 percent of accident deaths were in the age bracket of 18-35 years.

There are significant and under-appreciated risks and vulnerabilities in the global food trade and key physical chokepoints where things could go wrong, according to this report published today by the think tank Chatham House.

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