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Workshop on Road Safety Conducted by Lawxy for Capacity Building of Lawyers, Held at National Law University, Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  NEW DELHI 

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Lawxy organised a workshop on this week at the National Law University, which saw discussions around the Approach, sub-standard road design and safe mobility.

Explaining the approach, Vishwam Jindal, Project Core Team, LDP India, mentioned, "is based on the basic premise that human error is inevitable but traffic fatalities and serious injuries are not. The Safe System approach requires a shift in responsibility from the people using roads to the people designing them. It is a systemic approach that integrates core management elements and action areas to create a safe mobility system."

The two-day workshop was attended by experts, legal professionals and experts from the This was the second workshop in the program, which aims to build capacity of legal professionals in

The participants also discussed the Five Pillars of the Plan for Decade of Action for Road Safety in the Indian context. The categories stressed upon included building road safety management capacity; improving the safety of and broader transport networks; further developing the safety of vehicles; enhancing the behaviour of road users, and improving post-crash response.

A panel discussion discussed the implementation of the Safe Systems Approach through legislative changes especially in the context of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill 2017. The participants discussed the need for a shift in the mindset from the traditional 'rules of the road' approach to a more holistic and systemic approach. Nishant Bhaskar, Project Core Team, LDP India, said, "Instead of merely relying on public education, training, regulation and enforcement, other variables such as transport governance and planning, road design, and must be taken into account."

The participants also discussed the success of Vision Zero - a campaign aimed at reducing road incidents in and Advait Jani from WRI mentioned that the state of has shown an interest in starting their own programme.

The workshop also discussed a rights-based approach to road safety. Dr. Arun Mohan, Senior Advocate, discussed the role of legislation and in achieving road safety. Sanchit Malhotra, Project Coordinator, LDP India, said, "There is a dire need to have a rights-based approach to road safety," which was also echoed by Dr. and Dr.

This initiative is supported by the

About Lawxy E-ventures

Lawxy was incorporated as Lawxy E-ventures in in October 2015 under the Companies Act 2013. Lawxy was founded by three dynamic and experienced lawyers but has since then grown to include designers, illustrators and engineers. Lawxy creates innovative and imparts training and education to help legal professionals simplify their is one of the created by Lawxy - an and a safe reliable virtual resource to help you resolve your

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 17:00 IST