Tamil Nadu Government Paves Way for Road Safety With TNRADMS
Road accidents in the state of Tamil Nadu (TN) have seen a 25 percent reduction in fatalities from 13.39 for every 10,000 vehicles in 2006 to 10.09 in 2010. All thanks to a DBMS called Tamil Nadu Road Accident Data Management System (TNRADMS).
This analysis engine which can create accident reports at the snap of a finger has replaced the cumbersome paper-based reports and inaccurate data-metrics which were only used for reporting in assembly/parliament queries.
The objective was to digitise accident records with easy-to-use software and reduce road accidents. The plan is a part of a project undertaking by the state called Tamil Nadu Road Sector Project (TNRSP).
The TN government approved a comprehensive Road Safety Action Plan put forth by TNRSP and developed the Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) in 2009. This was developed at a cost of Rs. 2.20 Crores (about $500,000) with funding from World Bank and software support from Kerala-based IBS Software Services.
RADMS has been deployed in 1400 police stations across Tamil Nadu and personnel at each station have been trained in its use. Kumar, Deputy Project Director - TNRSP, said, "The system links three departments Police, Transport and Highways who update accident details as and when they happen."