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Minister Satej Patil directs four districts to prepare an action plan to control accidents on highways

Patil has directed the transport department to formulate an action plan based on the recommendations made in the report by Save Life Foundation

Minister Satej Patil directs four districts to prepare an action plan to control accidents on highways
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Satej Patil, Maharashtra's Minister of State for Transport, has asked Pune, Satara, Sangli, and Kolhapur's district collectors and police superintendents to develop an action plan to control accidents on highways within a fortnight.

Last week he held a review meeting with officials to discuss how accidents on National Highways can be reduced. While addressing the media, he said that they discussed a report that the Save Life organization submitted in the meeting. The report comprised of ways through which the number of accidents can be reduced.

He further said that one reason for accidents is that the speedy vehicles crash with the parked ones along the highway. According to the report, another reason why accidents take place is due to the parked or stationary vehicles along the highway. 

The founder-president of Save Life Foundation, Piyush Tiwari, told the Indian Express that they conducted the Maharashtra highway audits by keeping different characteristics, such as traffic engineering, enforcement, implementation, and trauma care, into mind.

To increase patrolling throughout the day, Patil has directed officials to form teams to patrol the highway.

While talking to the media, Patil said that the Maharashtra government is doing its best to ensure the safety of people further pleading everyone to obey traffic rules while travelling.

According to the report by Save Life Foundation, in India, 30 children die in road accidents every day, and nearly 1,50,000 die in road accidents.

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