Road safety advocacy
Team Consumer Voice attended a two-day conference organised by Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP)-IFRC in New Delhi, along with organisations working on road safety advocacy. Participants appreciated the efforts made by the government to introduce the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) bill during the monsoon session of Parliament and jointly urged the Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) for the smooth passage of the bill in the coming winter session.
During the discussion, the group strongly urged the PSC to comprehensively address safety of children during commute. Ashim Sanyal, COO, Consumer Voice, said, “In its report to the Parliament, PSC should recommend inclusion of mandatory use of child restraint systems in line with recognised safety standards, as well as provisions to ensure appropriate headgears for children under four years of age on two-wheelers, in order to protect millions of children who use the roads every day in India.”
A joint press release was issued by the organisations and the same was given wide coverage by media.
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