Road Safety Routine

Road Safety Routine






With the liberalization of Government policies, the automobile sector in the country has witnessed a rapid growth during the last decade by incorporating the latest technology. This situation has created a wide technological backlog between the vehicles and its users. Along with the population, the number of Vehicles to has increased without any qualitative improvement in the condition of the roads and skills of the driver. This ha eventually brought pressure on the driver and resulted in the sharp rise in the road accident killing over 95,000 persona per year. Research on the road accident data goes to prove that 75% of these accident are caused by the mistakes committed by driers due to limited knowledge and skills which, in the process do not help them to visualize the danger involved under varied driving conditions.

With the various courses undertaken by WIAA in past years it is felt that, in any field, explanation / realization of the risk factors is too vital to promote safety because once the risk factors are made known to a person, it is human nature not to create or get involved in a situation which could not be dangerous or unsafe. Safety, thus, begins in mind and the attitude can be change by channeling appropriate knowledge to deal with dangerous situations, different terrains, weather condition traffic hurdles with real life noise and sound, road conditions are crowded city and highway traffic situation on road can be enacted in the “simulator” – real life driving experience to judge the driving skills, reflexes, speed judgment, following the traffic signs, is the need of the day.

Since from the date of getting license from the government of Maharashtra WIAA has trained more than 3500 drivers and many more people ranging from school children to senior Govt. officers including professional drivers.


1. Three days training course for the drivers carrying hazardous goods (under CMVR No9)
2. One day refresher course for the drivers carrying hazardous goods to human life (CMVR No9)
3. Safe and defensive driving training - Theory program
4. Evaluation of drivers

Driver’s competency test will consist of two parts namely, Theory (Audio/Visual) and practical

The syllabus for the classroom session available on email request

The theory session shall be of 4 hours. The practical evaluation sessions shall be for about 10 minutes per candidate. The training shall be in 2 parts viz. theory & practical evolution.