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Nitin Gadkari bats for fixing commercial truck drivers’ driving hours

Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has emphasised deciding driving hours for truck drivers of commercial vehicles, similar to pilots, to reduce fatigue-induced road accidents.

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September 23, 2021: Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari has emphasised deciding driving hours for truck drivers of commercial vehicles, similar to pilots, to reduce fatigue-induced road accidents.

In a National Road Safety Council (NRSC) meeting on Tuesday with the non-official co-opted individual members, he directed officers to work on a policy to include onboard sleep detection sensors in commercial vehicles, at par with European standards. The minister directed the council to meet every two months and share their updates. Gadkari said he would also write letters to CMs and collectors to ensure that district road committee meetings happen regularly.

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The minister advised all the members to work in diversified areas of road safety so that more lives can be saved on-road and the members have also been requested to share their experiences with each other. He also directed the ministry officials to work in close coordination with the NRSC members and implement their suggestions on priority. The achievements made in the areas of road safety would be brought out through a monthly magazine.

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