Road accidents still cause most deaths: WHO report

World Health Organisation (WHO)’s Global Status report on Road Safety has stated that road accidents are the leading cause of death among people in the 5-29 age-group worldwide. According to the report, more than 1.35 million lives are lost each year and 50 million sustain injuries due to road accidents.The report has been released during… Continue reading Road accidents still cause most deaths: WHO report

Hit-and-run victims to get higher compensation

The Maharashtra state government has decided to introduce a new policy on compensation for victims of hit-and-run accidents. Recently, the Supreme Court has accepted court appointed committee’s recommendation to increase the minimum compensation for death in a hit-and-run case from the existing Rs 25,000 to Rs 2 lakh. The court has directed the centre to… Continue reading Hit-and-run victims to get higher compensation