Road Safety Campaign in India: Driver Training for all Indians using videos

Almost 10% of the global road traffic accidents occur in India. Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of the indisciplined driving on Indian roads. Unfortunately in since 60 years since independence the authorities have failed to publish a National Highway code. Licences are given to anyone who can demonstrate an ability to use the clutch-accelerator, consequently the motoer driving schools teach just that and no more. Concepts such as - blindspots, principle of MSM, the tyre & tarmac rule, 2 second gap and most improtantly giving way are not known to the average Indian driver.

This site http://driving-india.blogspot.com/ has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training to all Indian road users. It is by far the most comprehensive website providing training in defensive driving. Learning simple road habits can make our roads safe and also free up congestion caused by traffic chaos.

At present 17 driver education videos aimed at changing the driving culture on Indian roads are available. The video are unique in that the footage is real life action from streets of London. We have copied the Western habits: Replaced the dhoti with denim, high rise buildings for Indian cottages, burgers and coke instead of Indian breads and perhaps sugarcane juice. Surely we can copy the Western ways of travelling too.

To watch the videos, interested readers may visit: http://driving-india.blogspot.com/

The videos cover the following topics:

Video 1: Covers the concept of Blind spots

Video 2: Introduces the principle of Mirrors, Signal and Manoeuvre

Video 3: At red lights, stop behind the stop line

Video 4: At red lights there are no free left turns

Video 5: The Zebra belongs to pedestrians

Video 6: Tyres and Tarmac (rather than bumper to bumper)

Video 7: Merging with the Main road

Video 8: Leaving The Main Road

Video 9: Never Cut Corners

Video 10: Show Courtesy on roads

Video 11: 5 Rules that help deal with Roundabouts

Video 12: Speed limits, stopping distances, tailgating & 2 seconds rule

Video 13: Lane discipline and overtaking

Video 14: Low beam or high beam?

Video 15: Parallel (reverse parking) made easy

Video 16: Give the cyclist the respect of a car

Video 17: Dealing with in-car condensation


Rgds - Jothi

From India, Coimbatore

The rapid development and expansion of the road network and the increase in number of motor vehicles have led to a substantial rise in levels of both passenger and freight movement. Concomitantly safety related issues have emerged. India with 70 millions vehicles stands the third in term of vehicular population.

It has been experienced all over the world that the countries which are undergoing increasing and rapid motorization face proportionately higher number of road accidents. According to WHO reports “Global Status Report on Road Safety” more people die from Road accidents in India than anywhere else in the world, including the populous China

In India, like in many developing countries, the lack of knowledge of road safety rules among the population at large is a major factor contributing to the non-observance of such rules in practice. This in turn leads to unsafe road user behaviour and habits

Thus it leads to requirement of Drivers undergoing rigorous training so that not only their Driving Skills improved but also their Mental Attitude because Driving is more of Mental Attitude!!!!

At the outset, I would like to brief you on our Organization & about the various Training Programs conducted by us

HE is an Indo Austrian joint venture company, whose mission is to make Indian roads safer to drive upon. Our methodology is Austrian but the content is Indian and reflects the road and traffic conditions prevalent in India.

The constituents of traffic are - The driver or road user, the vehicle and the road on which they travel. Unfortunately, technological advancement in these constituents has not been of the same order. In India, this imbalance has created its own set of problems, where high technology vehicles have to move on lower technology roads by road users with comparatively low skills and knowledge of safe driving and rules of the road. Driver training in India could do with a lot more professionalism. The situation on our roads is complex and reflects the underdeveloped driver character. Thus it creates a need for the drivers to undergo rigorous training so as not only to improve his Driving Attitude but also his Mental Attitude.

OUR MISSION- is to make Indian roads safer to drive upon!

METHODOLOGY – Our Training is purely based on Research Work done by our Expertise in this field. We use a Scan-&-Teach interactive method of training the methodology is Austrian but the content is Indian and reflects the road and traffic conditions prevalent in India.


· Driver Training & Management Systems

· Driver Assessment & Selection Programs

· Vehicle Safety Assessment Procedure

· Publications, Films & Videos on Road Safety Issues

· Net based e-learning systems & Simulator

· Awareness Programs and Campaigns

· Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) systems for industries and organizations

· Road safety Products & Research

· DMC – (Driver Management Centre)

SURAKSHA & JAGRITI are post license driving training courses conducted by HE, to educate users of motor vehicles (including two-wheelers) on all aspects of safe & defensive driving.

These course cover important issues including -

§ Rules of the road.

§ Traffic control devices – Signs, Signals & Road Markings.

§ Factors influencing driving including stress & alcohol.

§ Sharing the road & respecting the right of other road users including courtesy & etiquette.

§ Defensive driving techniques including hazard perception

§ Driving in difficult & dangerous situations (weather / terrain/ road conditions)

§ Care and maintenance of your vehicle.

§ First Aid related to road accidents including what is required by law.

HE can customized any projects /programs to suit your requirements.

Every Suraksha participant is given a Safe Driving Manual & Rules of the Road publication, a Participation Certificate and also a “Safe Card” (after qualifying the practical).

The course mainly includes video films on relevant subjects such as road user behaviour & vehicle care & maintenance. Our training programme is relevant for all road users – pedestrians, two wheeler riders as well as LMV & HMV drivers

We also have the program DASP - The Driver Assessment and Selection Procedure. It ensures that the drivers being inducted into fleet operations confirm to specified qualitative requirements pertaining to driving skills, attitude, and basic trade knowledge and are medically fit for their profession.

JAGRITI refresher courses are essential after 9- 12 months as all training should be reinforced

TRAINERS - Currently HE has trainers based at Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune, & Vadodara.

We also actively involved in conducting “Road Safety Awareness Programs” for School Students & are also conducting the same on behalf of some of our Clients as CSR Activity.

We are privilege to work closely with Karnataka, AP, Delhi State Government, for conducting various Road Safety Programs.

All our trainers are qualified automobile/transport professional with an average experience of 15 years+ on handling all types of vehicles, we also hold the reputation of having the trainers trained and certified as per the European standard, and all of them hold valid trainer’s license which needs re-certification every year with stringent norms.

You can mail me at or call me at 9899245123

From India, Lucknow
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