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Road Safety Ad­vo­cacy

Con­sumer VOICE team mem­bers had the op­por­tu­nity to ap­pear be­fore the Par­lia­ment Stand­ing Com­mit­tee (PSC) on Trans­porta­tion, Tourism and Cul­ture for oral sub­mis­sion on Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle Am­mend­ment Bill, 2016. The PSC mem­bers ap­pre­ci­ated our sug­ges­tions on the sub­ject. The meet­ing was held in the first week of Novem­ber. Ear­lier, a joint let­ter on be­half of or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing on road safety was submitted to the PSC.

World Day of Re­mem­brance (WDR) Week

Walk for safer roads - de­mand for strong road safety law

On the eve of World Day of Re­mem­brance (WDR), Con­sumer VOICE or­gan­ised a walkathon in as­so­ci­a­tion with nine state part­ners – namely Gu­jarat, Chandi­garh (Haryana), West Ben­gal, Odisha, As­sam, Mad­hya Pradesh, Ut­tar Pradesh, Hi­machal Pradesh and Bi­har. The WDR Week was ob­served from 15 to 20 Novem­ber.

The walkathons saw the par­tic­i­pa­tion of em­i­nent per­sons from var­i­ous fields in­clud­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives from po­lice de­part­ment and po­lit­i­cal par­ties, lawyers’ com­mu­ni­ties, con­sumer or­gan­i­sa­tions, me­dia, etc. The main at­trac­tions of the ral­lies were stu­dents from schools and colleges who par­tic­i­pated in mass num­bers.

The World Day of Re­mem­brance for Road Traf­fic Vic­tims (WDR) is com­mem­o­rated on the third Sun­day of ev­ery Novem­ber to re­mem­ber the vic­tims who lost their lives in road ac­ci­dents, as also to de­mand for en­act­ment of strong leg­is­la­tion for safer roads.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased by the min­istry of road trans­port & high­ways (MoRTH), In­dia recorded 5,01,423 road crashes, 146,133 road traf­fic deaths, and 493,474 in­juries in year 2015. It re­veals that about 1,374 ac­ci­dents and 400 deaths take place ev­ery day on In­dian roads, which works out to 57 ac­ci­dents and loss of 17 lives on an av­er­age ev­ery hour.

In­ter­net safety ad­vo­cacy

Con­sumer VOICE in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Google and state part­ners or­gan­ised state-level In­ter­net Safety work­shops through­out the month of Novem­ber. The work­shops were or­gan­ised in Varanasi, Guwahati, Agartala and Udaipur. The main ob­jec­tive of the work­shops was to pro­vide train­ing and in­for­ma­tion on on­line safety tools avail­able and to share knowl­edge on var­i­ous on­line se­cu­rity as­pects.

Par­tic­i­pants from var­i­ous con­sumer or­gan­i­sa­tions, en­gi­neer­ing and man­age­ment stu­dents, law stu­dents from var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions and uni­ver­si­ties, fac­ulty mem­bers, vol­un­tary and civil so­ci­ety or­gan­i­sa­tions, and com­mon con­sumers at­tended the work­shops.

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