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
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.
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.
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.