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Accident Analysis Cell / Research Branch
Objectives: The accident analysis cell / research branch is also located at the children traffic park,sector 23 A, Chandigarh and responsible for the study of the road accidents to identify the underlying causal factors. The branch suggests road engineering and other measures to prevent the occurrence of road accidents.

The branch compiles all accident related data that is to be transmitted to the Road Safety Cell of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India for incorporation into the National Data Base. This data is also readily shared with all other Government Departments that are involved in the prevention of Road Accidents. The entire information is freely available to other socially conscious organizations and citizens who may offer fresh insights for developing effective strategies for the prevention of road accidents.The cell conducts in depth study of every road accident whether there are any road engineering defects like blind curve,road in poor conditions, absense of dividers, street lights, zebra crossings etc.If any such engineering defects are found, then Chandigarh traffic police asks the concerned engineering department to rectify the some immediatly to prevent future accidents.

The branch aims at generating debate and discussion, especially through the agency of print media, regarding the causes of road accidents and the steps that need to be adopted for their prevention.

The accident data comprises an important variable for working out the manpower and resource requirement for effective enforcement of traffic laws and the prevention of road accidents.
The research branch also facilitates students of various professional colleges by providing them road accident data for preparation of their dissertations and reports.
Future Plans
  • The research activities would be strengthened by associating students and road engineering professionals. Efforts would be made to compile and bring together all studies and research done on the issue of road safety in U.T. Chandigarh.
  • The entire database of road accidents would be made available online.
  • The GPS Coordinates of road accident sites would be used to identify accurately the accident prone areas and the maps would also be made available online.