GOVERNMENT OF JAMMU AND KASHMIR    |    Motor Vehicle Department


Following are the Guidelines for Road Users

Road Traffic Accidents, Causes and Preventions

Types of Road Accidents:
  • Longitudinal –Collision Accidents.
  • Transversal -Collision Accidents.
  • Skid-on-Road Accidents.
Causes of Road Traffic Accidents:
  • Error of Driver.
  • Surrogate driving.
  • Over-loading/Over-speeding.
  • Absence of traffic control devices.
  • Absence of traffic police personal for regulation of traffic on important & crucial junctions.
  • Absence of parapet walls, crash barriers, road signs etc.
  • Poor road engineering and Bad road conditions.
Prevention of Road Traffic Accidents:
  • Ban on use of Mobile phones while driving a vehicle.
  • Use of seat belts & protective headgears (Helmets).
  • Establishment of authorized service stations in rural/hilly areas.
  • Regulation of services on effective time table to avoid missing of services.
  • Checking of over-loading/over-speeding and other violations and strict enforcement of traffic laws.
  • Organizing of Road safety programmes by involving District Administration, Educational Institutions, NGOs, Transport association and Drivers etc.
  • Entrusting of Investigation & Prosecution of road accidents by Traffic Police and strict action against delinquent responsible traffic personal
Road Traffic Accident Management:
  • Establishment of Trauma units..
  • Establishment of call help centre.
  • Establishment of Quick Rescue Teams (QRTs).
  • Creation of Passenger Welfare Fund/Corpus Fund.
  • Constitution of Road Safety Counsils.