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IIT-Madras signs MoU with state government on road safety

IIT-Madras signs MoU with state government on road safety

CHENNAI: IIT Madras will collaborate with Tamil Nadu government to implement a scientific enforcement approach to road safety. A MoU for this collaboration was signed recently between TN’s Special Task Force for Road Safety and IIT-M’s Centre of Excellence for Road Safety (CoERS).

The key outcomes targeted from this collaboration include conducting forensic accident audits at identified crash spots and developing a comprehensive/scientific crash investigation taking into factor the human, vehicle and road environment.

Subsequently, a detailed crash investigation report covering all aspects of safety will be submitted. It recommends accident-prevention measures for the hotspots.

Marking the beginning of this partnership, C Sylendra Babu, DGP said, “It is important to understand the socio-economic burden of road accidents on society and family … The adoption of a scientific approach to road safety is a must”.

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