World Day Remembrance Week (WDR) 15th -20th November 2016
Walk for Safer Roads- Demand for strong road safety law
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year – to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world's roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected .
According to report released by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), India recorded 5, 01,423 road crashes, 1,46,133 road traffic deaths, and 4,93,474 injuries in year 2015. It reveals that about 1,374 accidents and 400 deaths take place every day on Indian roads which further translates into 57 accidents and loss of 17 lives on an average every hour in India.
About 54.1 per cent of all persons killed in road accidents were in the 15 -34 years age group during the year 2015.
To address road safety concerns, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India is in process to amend the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 through the proposed Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill 2016. The bill was introduced in the Parliament and now is being deliberated by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transportation, Tourism and Culture headed by Shri Mukul Roy.
To demand for enactment of strong legislation for safer roads, Consumer VOICE is organizing the World Day of Remembrance Week (WDR) in association of its state partners to remember people killed on the world's road, across India, as per following schedule: (click the event link for details)