Mumbai: Eighty-four per cent people did not know about the ‘Good Samaritan’ law that protects bystanders and passers-by who render help to the victims of road accidents, a survey by an NGO working to improve road safety has found.
The study was conducted in 11 cities, namely Delhi, Jaipur, Kanpur, Varanasi, Ludhiana, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Indore and Kolkata with a sample size of 3667 respondents including police, hospital administration, medical practitioners and trial court lawyers, NGO SavelIFE Foundation said in a statement. The NGO had earlier filed a petition in the Supreme Court demanding a legal framework for the protection of good samaritans who rendered help to the victims of accidents.
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