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Transport Department to Promote Good Samaritan Law in Assam

G Plus News | January 21, 2021 13:19 hrs

GUWAHATI: In order to promote road safety measures and to encourage citizens to help victims of road accidents, the Assam government will be organizing programs to promote the Good Samaritan Law. 


Addressing the 40th meeting of the Transport Development Council (TDC) virtually on 20th January, State Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary discussed the plan of observation of the national road safety month with Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadka
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The Good Samaritan Law allows a person, without expectation of payment or reward and without any duty of care or special relationship, to voluntarily come forward to administer immediate assistance or emergency care to a person injured in an accident, or crash, or emergency medical condition. Good Samaritan Law protects Good Samaritans from harassment on the actions being taken by them to save the life of the road accident victims.


Patowary also mentioned that Path Surakha Mitras have been identified to extend quick response to road accident victims.


He requested the union minister to take up the issue of accident-prone areas, also called black spots, with NHAI and NHIDCL to reduce accidents by addressing road design flaws and other technicalities.


Patowary further deliberated on DigiLocker, road accident data management system, introduction of electric bus, free pink bus service for senior citizens and women, collection of online motor vehicle tax, delivery of driving license, registration etc., through post.

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