Report: How students can monitor road traffic to prevent accidents

By Tamil Selvan

The Seminar “Involving Students to Monitor Road Traffic and Prevent Accidents” was organized by IEEE Madras Section SIGHT in association with AVCE Student Branch of IEEE and Kanyakumari District Athletic Association (KDAA) on 06 March 2017 at the Rotary Community Centre Nagercoil. The aim of the seminar was to involve students in controlling traffic and thus prevent accidents. The seminar started at 11.30am.The welcome speech was given by Godwin John Rajan Secretary KDAA. The introductory speech was given by Prof. Gaswin Kastro counselor of AVCE Student Branch of IEEE.

The Deputy Superintendent of Police Shri. Gopi inaugurated the seminar and given a special talk on “Accident Prevention”. He said that students and youth must pay attention obey traffic rules.  He also appreciated the organizers of the seminar for taking the initiative of students’ involvement in road accidents and monitoring and prevention activities.

The Regional Transport Officer, Nagercoil  Shri. Rajinikanth has given a special talk. He explained about antilock braking systems which is an automobile safety system that allows the wheels on a motor vehicle to maintain tractive contact with the road surface according to driver inputs while braking, preventing the wheels from locking up and avoiding uncontrolled skidding. He also explained about Electronic Brake Force Distribution which is an automobile brake technology that automatically varies the amount of force applied to each of a vehicle’s wheels, based on road conditions, speed, loading, etc. He also explained the different types of markings that are marked on different roads.

The Sub Inspector (Traffic), Nagercoil  Shri. Arul Sekar gave a Power Point presentation on Motor Vehicle Act with various sections and provision for penalty. He also showed a video clipping of the different types of accidents due to Signal violation, Wrong turn, Over speeding, Rash driving, Cell phone on road, Jaywalk, Boarding/De boarding on/from moving bus.

A team from 108 Emergency Ambulance Service made a demo. The 108 Emergency Ambulance Service is a 24×7 service, which anyone can avail by dialing the number 108 on their phone during the case of any emergency. It could be medical emergency, a fire emergency, or a crime being committed.

The program concluded with the vote of thanks given by Shri. Vincent Jain, Chairman IEEE Madras section SIGHT. He mentioned special thanks to the organizing team members Mr. Tamil Selvan, Mr. Maniraj, Professor Pearlson and Miss Pasteena for their sincere cooperation.  He also mentioned thanks to Shri. Peter Jesudhas, Chairman and Dr. Chellakumar Rose, correspondent, Annai Vailankaani College of Engineering for their support to organize the seminar.