International road safety expert shoots footage in Vietnam for new documentary

July 25, 2017

Dr. Rohit Baluja shoots footage in Vietnam for new documentary
Dr. Rohit Baluja gathers data on traffic patterns in Ho Chi Minh City for his upcoming documentary.

Dr. Rohit Baluja, President of the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in India and Director of the College of Traffic Management, visited Ho Chi Minh City this month to understand the problems faced by vulnerable road users with respect to pedestrians, schoolchildren, the elderly, and people with disabilities. IRTE is producing a documentary focused on vulnerable road users in Southeast Asia. He met with members of our team to identify locations for filming and discuss the unique road safety issues affecting schoolchildren in Vietnam. Dr. Baluja will show his finished documentary at a conference in India in November, as well as at the World Forum meeting in Geneva in March 2018.

The documentary is part of a project that Dr. Baluja is leading in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the U.S. and in consultation with the United Nations Global Road Safety Forum. He is developing codes of practice for vulnerable road users in Southeast Asia, especially related to pedestrians, schoolchildren, and people with disabilities.

The IRTE is a non-profit, research based organization focused on road safety in India. The IRTE is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration and the Commission for Global Road Safety representing India. The IRTE’s College offers training courses for traffic police, engineers, and drivers in its endeavor to make roads safe in the region of Southeast Asia.

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