Campaign for bet­ter laws

Down to Earth - - COVER STORY -

It was hor­ri­fy­ing for Jy­oti Gupta to see a bus speed­ing from the wrong side kill her hus­band and three-year-old daugh­ter on the spot. Af­ter re­cov­er­ing from the shock some­what, Gupta ini­ti­ated an on­line campaign ask­ing the prime min­is­ter to en­sure a bet­ter road safety law. In the pe­ti­tion she has asked for a law that in­cludes pro­tec­tion for chil­dren, pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists dur­ing com­mut­ing, in­creased en­force­ment, manda­tory road safety ed­u­ca­tion, and trans­par­ent and ef­fi­cient process for get­ting a li­cence.

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