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Gadkari reiterates commitment for making roads safer

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari has reiterated his Ministry’s commitment for making roads safer for all the road users. He said, it will continue with the efforts to reduce road accident fatalities through engaging larger communities and stakeholders in various awareness activities on road safety to encourage everyone to join hands in making roads safer.

 

Youth the most affected community in the road accidents says Gadkari

Addressing the Road Safety Stakeholders’ Meet in New Delhi 13 Jan 2020, the Minister called upon the large number of students present in the function to become the brand ambassadors of road safety to bring about the behavioral and transformative change in the youths of the country. He said, youth is the most affected community in the road accidents. Shri Gadkari said, the IRAD project launched by his Ministry will not only enhance the analytical capabilities based on international best practice, but will also help to perform analysis based on collected data for further improvement/corrective measures to be taken at accident spot/accident prone areas by the concerned Road Authority. He said that around 30,000 tablets shall be provided to Police departments of various States/UTs for capturing the accidents related data.

No of fatal road accidents far more than casualties due to natural disasters and terror incidents says Defence Minister

Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh addressing the Road Safety Stakeholders’ Meet in New Delhi today.

Speaking on this occasion, Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh expressed concern at the increasing road accident deaths in the country, saying that the number is far more than the casualties due to natural disasters and terror incidents. He said, it is very painful that nearly 1.5 lakh people lost their lives in road accidents in our country in year 2018, and a lot more got injured. Most of the deaths took place due to over speeding, which has been identified as one of the leading causes behind road accidents resulting in around 97,500 deaths. He said, the trauma of accident not only has financial impact but also impacts victims and their families emotionally and psychologically.  

Citizens must join the govt to make road safety a social movement says State Minister for Road Transport ( Retd)

Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways Gen (Retd) Dr V K Singh said efforts of the Government alone will not suffice and there is a need for the citizens at large to join hands and make road safety a social movement.

Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019 important, has provision of cashless treatment of accident victims during the golden hour says Secretary , Road Transport

Secretary, Road Transport & Highways, Dr Sanjeev Ranjan said that Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act 2019 is the most important step towards implementation of multi-pronged strategies across various pillars of road safety that is 4E’s. The Act proposes Strict penalties for traffic violations. It also has provision of cashless treatment of accident victims during the golden hour.

Road safety pledge

A road safety pledge was also administered to all present in the function by the Minister for Road Transport & Highways and MSMEs Shri Nitin Gadkari and Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh. A short film called ‘Rehana’ for creating awareness amongst the road users regarding the Good Samaritan law has also been released on this occasion.


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