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'Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill-2017 should be enacted at the

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Emphasising on road safety standards in the country, members of a parliamentary standing committee from today called for the early enactment of the Motor Vehicle Amendment Bill, 2017, a decision pending with the select committee of the

There is a need for building a consensus on issues of road safety and treat accidental deaths with the same "seriousness" to that of "terror attacks", Dausa MP and former DGP Harish Chandra Meena said.

"In the last 30 years, length of roads and number of vehicles have exponentially increased, but laws are outdated," he said in a workshop on road safety organised by the Consumer Unity and Society (CUTS)-International here.

member Rahul Kaswan said there was a need for establishing driving and training institutes with simulators and claimed that around 2 crore drivers of 96 lakh commercial vehicles were not properly trained.

He said that vehicle manufacturing companies should train drivers as a part of their CSR activities.

Meena and Kaswan are members of the parliamentary committee on transport.

Director of CUTS-International George Cherian provided an overview of the issue and claimed that is fifth among the states and Jaipur is ranked third among cities in terms of road accidents and number of deaths.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 22:42 IST