ABOUT THE PIL’S
SaveLIFE Foundation has filed two Public Interest Litigations in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in order to address gaps in the current scenario dealing with road safety. The first PIL, Writ Petition (C) 235 of 2012, asks for a supportive legal framework for Good Samaritans or Passers-by, who are the ones in a position to provide immediate help to an injured victim on the road, to come forward and do so without any hesitation or fear of Police or prolonged legal formalities. The second PIL, Writ Petition (C) 427 of 2013, deals with the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988; specifically, Rule 93(8) under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules which allow for protruding rods at the back of trucks. This PIL also highlights the inadequacy of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 as the principal Road Safety statue in India.
Details of the PIL’s are elucidated below: