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  • Helmet compliance in Pune drops by 20% – Survey by Road Safety Network member Parisar

    02 Dec, 2019

    Parisar survey shows helmet compliance rate dropped from 66% to 46% after Police stopped on-road enforcement A survey conducted by Parisar has revealed that only 46% two-wheeler users in the city wear a helmet. The survey was conducted on 5 days at 10 junctions scattered across the city. 712 photographs…

  • Road Safety Workshop for Media held in Pune

    05 Aug, 2019

    A workshop specially designed for journalists from across the country was held at Pune on the 5th, 6th August 2019 at the Lemon Tree Premier Hotel. The workshop was packed with sessions from the best in the field of road safety in India, in an attempt to cover the most…

  • Road safety activists welcome passage of Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha

    30 Jul, 2019

    In a letter to Mr. Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport, road safety activists have welcomed the passage of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2019 which has critical amendments to the MV Act crucial for strengthening legislation related to road safety. These include a much-needed increase in penalties, the inclusion of…

  • Road Safety Network expresses disappointment over CM diluting helmet enforcement in Pune

    16 Jul, 2019

    The Chief Minister of Maharashtra recently directed the Pune police to stop on-ground enforcement and use CCTV footage for implementing helmet rule in Pune instead. Road Safety Network comprising of NGOs, CSOs, road safety experts, medical practitioners, and individuals have written to the Chief Minister expressing disappointment over his directions…

  • Maharashtra State Government forms District Road Safety Committees in violation of Supreme Court directions

    10 May, 2019

    The Government of Maharashtra had constituted District Road Safety Committees under the Chairmanship of District Collector as per the Motor Vehicles Act in May 2015. However, subsequently the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways constituted District Road Safety Committees with senior Member of Parliament as Chairperson, in all districts of…

  • Parisar’s study on helmet compliance in Pimpri Chinchwad area underlines an immediate need for strict enforcement of the helmet rule.

    01 Mar, 2019

    The industrial township of Pimpri Chinchwad has a new, independent Police Commissionerate established by the Maharashtra State Home Department in April 2018. Based on a PIL filed in The Bombay High Court in 2003, The Bombay High court has directed Maharashtra government to strictly implement the section 129 of Motor…

  • Dinesh Mohan publishes paper on Road Safety as a rights based issue

    01 Jan, 2019

    Abstract: Morbidity and mortality due to road traffic injuries (RTI) is one of the few public health problems where society and decision makers still accept death and disability on such a large scale as inevitable. Discussion only revolves around the number of deaths and injuries we are willing to accept. The partial…

  • Parisar appointed as a member of District Road Safety Committee of Pune

    04 Sep, 2018

    On August 29th 2018, Mr Ranjit Gadgil of Parisar was appointed as a member of the District Road Safety Committee (DRSC) of Pune. This is an important step for Parisar to be able to make interventions through an official platform.

  • Open letter to Prime Minister on Road Safety

    28 Jul, 2018

    In light of the horrible road crashes that are occurring across the country killing people by the thousands, eminent citizens and road accident victims have sent an open letter to the Prime Minister appealing to him to make road safety a national priority and ensure the passage of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2017 during the upcoming session, which seeks to strengthen the laws regarding road safety. The Bill has been languishing in the Parliament for almost two years.