Road and Highway Safety – National Road Safety Policy, Good Samaritans, etc.

Centre to set up road safety regulator

  1. Govt. will expedite the proposal for setting up a National Road Safety Authority.
  2. The proposed authority will prescribe minimum safety standards for vehicles, roads and drivers.
  3. The Centre will also open up 3,000 training, fitness and pollution centres to train drivers.
  4. The Centre will also push automobile companies to introduce airbags in economy cars.
  5. Further, the govt. will ask states to conduct safety audits of state highways and district roads.
  6. Around 1.5 lakh people are killed in road accidents every year and the govt wants to reduce the fatalities by half.
  1. Govt. will expedite the proposal for setting up a National Road Safety Authority.
  2. The proposed authority will prescribe minimum safety standards for vehicles, roads and drivers.
  3. The Centre will also open up 3,000 training, fitness and pollution centres to train drivers.
  4. The Centre will also push automobile companies to introduce airbags in economy cars.
  5. Further, the govt. will ask states to conduct safety audits of state highways and district roads.
  6. Around 1.5 lakh people are killed in road accidents every year and the govt wants to reduce the fatalities by half.
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