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The amendment of the Road Safety and Transport Act 1999 has commenced. The RSTA, MOIC would like to invite inputs and comments from all on the Act and also the Regulations. Both documents can be downloaded or viewed from the websites of the Ministry of Information and Communications and the RSTA. Inputs and comments can be shared to us via:
1. email to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
2. feedback and suggestion column/forum of RSTA website at the footer
3. RSTA facebook page at www.facebook.com/rstauser and twitter @rstabhutan
Dasho Lham Dorji, the outgoing Director General of RSTA officially handed over the charge of the Department to Mr. Karma Pemba, the Offtg. Director General on January 12, 2017. During the handing/taking ceremony, Dasho expressed his gratitude to the family of RSTA for working cooperatively with him and bringing RSTA thus far. Further, Dasho expressed his wish for the successful furtherance of the Authority.
A farewell dinner was also hosted last night to the outgoing Director General to express respect and gratitude for all the initiatives, guidance and support rendered to RSTA family.
The entire family of RSTA prays for happy and peaceful life of Dasho.
The weather forecasting center with the National Center for Hydrology and Meteorology forecasts possibility of light rain/snow over the western, central, and northern Bhutan in next 72 hours. The press release also says high altitude areas about 3500 metres above the sea level likely to receive light to moderate snowfall. In this regard, RSTA requests all the travelers to avoid driving in the late nights and early morning. All are cautioned to be care full of black spot, wet areas and the most important one, please drive slow. Drive safe and be safe.
There are reports of snow fall and icy road conditions along the East-West high way and other roads especially along high passes and wet roads, All travelers are cautioned to be careful and dive slow.
Some tips for safe driving on icy roads:
Slowing down is the most important thing to do when driving on ice and snow. High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster in any vehicle when roads are icy - not even on highways! In many cases, much slower speeds are necessary. You can slide off of the road on certain types of more treacherous icing - like black ice - at 10mph or less! If you're fishtailing or sliding at all, it means you are going too fast for the conditions.
Brake application is a common trigger of slides that result in a loss of vehicle control. ABS (antilock brakes) do not work well on ice and snow, and often will lock up your wheels regardless. Sliding wheels are uncontrollable, that is, steering input will not change the vehicle's direction if the wheels are sliding.
The MoIC organized two days workshop on Road Safety, Transport Management and Environment Friendly Transport on 12 and 13 December 2016 at Galing Resort in Paro. Resource persons from Thailand and RSTA made presentations on Transport Demand Management, Pulic Transport Planning and Management, Traffic Engineering, Transport Act and Regulations, Online systems such as eRaLIS, ITS and environment friendly transport etc. Around 41 participants from RSTA,MoWHS, City Bus services of Bhutan Postal corp and Traffic Police attended the 2 days workshop. The workshop is funded by the UNDP under the Low Emission capacity building (LECB) project which is managed by the PPD, MoIC.
Hon'ble Lyonpo, Ministry of Information and Communications inaugurated 18 new city buses which will hit the roads immediately. Addition of 18 new buses was funded by the Royal Government Government of Bhutan, it would increase the city bus fleet to 48, which will greatly ease the traffic congestion in the city and also provide alternatives to personal transport.
Let us make public transport our mode of choice for daily commute.