A comparative analysis done by Delhi Traffic Police shows that 92 people died in accidents in September as compared to 236 such deaths during the same month in 2018. Data shows a 66% drop in challans (3.50 lakh) recorded this September as compared to the same month last year.
The Good Samaritan Bill, 2019, also demands that “every hospital and medical practitioner” providing emergency medical treatment to an accident victim should not insist that it is a medico-legal case, requiring information to the police.
In March 2017, two-year-old Ekam, who was on his grandfather Balak Ram’s lap in the front seat of a car, died after the vehicle rammed into a road divider between Sector 16/17, Chandigarh. Ekam succumbed to head wounds at PGI.