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  • Why Maharashtra lagging behind to issue compounding notification

    22 Oct, 2020

    Traffic Police – (gesturing with hands) “Stop, take your vehicle aside.” Civilized Driver – (with a serious face) “What is the matter Sir?” Traffic Police – (pointing at the road) “Hey, two-wheelers are not allowed on this road, you’re in no-entry.” Civilized driver – “Is it so? If so, where’s…

  • We embrace mask for safety, then why not helmet ?

    14 Jul, 2020

    The arrival of Corona pandemic led to rapid changes in human lives in the past few months. Almost everyone’s life has been radically changed in some ways or the other. The most striking among these changes is undoubtedly seen in people’s habits and practices related to health and cleanliness. The…

  • Road Safety Stakeholder’s meet

    02 Jul, 2020

    According to Global Status report 2018, 1.35 million people die and almost 50 million suffer because of road crashes. As per provisional data of 2019, 1.5 lakh people were killed due to road crashes in India. By signing the Brasilia Declaration in 2015, India had committed to reduce its road…

  • Parisar makes a demand to issue compounding notification to reduce road crash fatalities in the Maharashtra State.

    16 Jun, 2020

    Parisar a non-profit organization working on road safety urges Chief Minister and Transport Minister to issue compounding notification under section 200 of Motor Vehicles Act and set fines for traffic violations. Compoundable offences are those offences where, the violators and designated officer, enter into a compromise, and agrees to have the charges…

  • Road Safety Network submits recommendations to MHA to mitigate Road Crash Deaths during National Lockdown

    16 May, 2020

    The Road Safety Network, a national coalition of leading road safety experts and organizations from across the country, today shared recommendations with the Home Secretary to ensure safe transit of migrants during the national lockdown. Road Crashes kill around 1,50,000 people every year (400 every day) and despite a steep…

  • 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.