53 road crashes, 17 deaths per hour in 2018: Annual government report

News: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released annual report ‘Road Accidents in India, 2018’ Facts: Key takeaways from the Report Accident, Accident Related Deaths and Injuries:  The compound annual growth rate of accidents and accident-related deaths in the period 2010-18 dropped drastically and was the least when compared with the previous decades.… Continue reading 53 road crashes, 17 deaths per hour in 2018: Annual government report

NGOs for promotion of road safety

Union minister has informed that Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has launched a scheme for grant of financial assistance to NGOs for administering Road Safety Advocacy in the last FY 2017-18. Under this Scheme,proposals for road safety advocacy programmes through 203 different Non-Governmental Organisations(NGOs)/Trusts/ Cooperative Societies have been sanctioned in FY 2017-18. As per… Continue reading NGOs for promotion of road safety

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

SC: Payout for Hit and run deaths should be Rs. 2 lakh

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 Supreme Court had constituted the committee headed by Justice Radhakrishnan in 2014. The Court has observed that the present amount of compensation is too less… Continue reading SC: Payout for Hit and run deaths should be Rs. 2 lakh