SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an innovative non-profit, non-governmental organization focused on improving road safety and emergency care across India through high-impact and strategic interventions at the policy as well as grassroots level. With support from organizations such as Bloomberg Philanthropies, World Bank, WHO, Global Road Safety Partnership, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bharti Enterprises, Mahindra and Mahindra, and Religare Healthfore, SLF is creating high impact solutions that help to save hundreds of lives every year.

Our Impact

  • Successfully convinced Government of India to introduce a comprehensive National Road Safety Law. Invited by the Government to support the development of the new law, expected to save over 200,000 lives over the next 5 years.
  • Secured ban on trucks from carrying protruding rods, expected to save close to 10,000 lives annually
  • Supported reduction in road accident deaths in Delhi, from 2325 in year 2010 to 1810 in 2013 through rapid first-aid by SLF-trained Police responders
  • Successfully trained over 7,500 Police personnel and citizen volunteers to become medical first-responders to road accident victims in Delhi, UP, and Maharashtra
  • Successfully convinced Ministry of Home Affairs to mandate first-aid training for Police across India
  • Successfully launched India’s first anticipatory driving training program for high-risk truck drivers

Future Plans

  • Ensure that every district in India has a team of trained Police and citizen first-responders for injured victims – a force of at least 65,000 people
  • Save 100,000 lives in the next 5 years by ensuring that India gets a Good Samaritan Law by end of 2015, which will remove legal barriers to helping injured persons
  • Save at least 40,000 lives over the next 5 years by ensuring implementation of the SLF-secured Government order to ban trucks from carrying protruding rods
  • Ensure implementation of the national road safety law by working closely with State governments, Police and judiciary
  • Provide support to road accident victims and their families by building India’s first-ever national resource centre on hospital treatment, rehabilitation and compensation

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Road Safety has been explicitly included in the list of activities that companies can pursue as CSR initiatives under Schedule VII of Sec 135 of the Companies Act 2013. Click here to download the circular of Ministry of Corporate Affairs.