Supreme Court (SC) appointed panel on road safety headed by Justice (retd) KS Radhakrishnan submitted its report before the apex court in the third week of February 2015.
In its report, the panel has recommended for ban on sale of alcohol on highways, both National and State highways, to curb the menace of road accident.
Main Recommendations of the Panel
Acting on the panel’s report, the SC bench comprising of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit directed the states to implement the recommendations. It, however, raised concern about the financial implication of banning the sale of alcohol in the states.
Supreme Court had set up the three-member KS Radhakrishnan panel on road safety in April 2014 to scrutinize and monitor enforcement of statutory provisions including the Motor Vehicles Act for making road safer.
SC had set up the panel in light of increasing road accidents which required immediate attention and remedial action.
Road accidents are giant killers and every year 1.5 lakh people in the country die due to road accidents.
India has the distinction of having highest number of road accident related deaths in the whole world as every 4 minutes one person die in road accident in India.