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NRAPO submits 4 draft bills on road mishap victims

NRAPO submits 4 draft bills on road mishap victims
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With an aim to bring about a sea change in the accident scenario by addressing the issues related to road accident victims and their families’...

Hyderabad: With an aim to bring about a sea change in the accident scenario by addressing the issues related to road accident victims and their families’ sufferings, a city-based NGO - National Road Accidents Prevention Organisation (NRAPO) on Saturday has come forward and submitted four draft bills to T Krishna Prasad, IPS, Chairman-Road Safety Authority.

Shafiur Rahman, chairperson & founder of NRAPO and Obedur Rahman, secretary, NRAPO, presented the draft and pleaded for implementing the same by the State government, for the benefits of road accident victims and their families.

The four draft bills envisage MV ACT (Amendment) Bill, 2016, framing a state specific Good Samaritan Policy, setting up a victim compensation fund and revival of defunct Jeevan Sahara to add a human touch while dealing with road accident victims. The four draft bills include Jeevan Sahara, Victim Compensation Fund (Accident Code), Good Samaritan Law and MV ACT (Amendment) Bill, 2016.

Meanwhile, NRAPO has already launched a pilot project at L B Nagar, Rachakonda, deploying auto drivers as first responder as Special Member Accident Rescue Team (SMART), NRAPO will train auto drivers into road accident saviors. Very soon ‘-Mobile Fatality Clinic’ will be on roads to cater the first aid needs of Road Accident Victims.

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