New Delhi, January 9: While walking on road, the car hits off the passerby and some people stand there stunned thinking whether to help or not? People often turn their eyes off while such incidences occur due to other legal procedures they need to undergo if they help the victim. Attention! Peeps Delhi government will offer you Rs.2000 if you help the road accident victim.
The government approved a Good Samaritan policy under which it will offer Rs.2000 to any good person who will take a road accident victim to the hospital. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that “This scheme will encourage people to take accident victims to the hospital. Along with Rs 2,000, an appreciation certificate issued by the government will also be given.” This new initiative will encourage bystanders to help victims and provide protection in right time.
Director of the Road Safety NGO Savelife, Saji Cherian said praised this move and said “A Supreme Court order with regards to helping accident victims need to be institutionalized better. That can only be done if people are motivated by giving them assurance that there is a law in place that will protect them. The monetary benefit is a great initiative but money is not the only factor when it comes to helping victims. It is the fear of legal hassles.”
This move aims to encourage the people to come forward and help each other for the good cause. Such initiatives should come up so that people unite for a good cause. Many road accidents occur on daily basis and some lose their life before even reaching to hospitals. Delhi stands holding 96% where bystanders don’t entertain the victim of serious injuries due to legal procedures and many other reasons.
In 2015, 8085 accidents had taken place in the capital, where 1622 people lost their lives.