The Viewpoint: Murder by the Numbers - Regulation of Road Safety in India

Bar & Bench October 26 2012

By Vishnu Sudarsan and Kartikeya GS

Consider the following statistics: 360 people die from road accidents every day in India, a full 10% of the global total. During the year 2011, the total number of person killed in road accidents were 142,492 out of which 12,867 (9%) were pedestrians.. As of 2007, the rate of deaths from road accidents per 100,000 of the population was 16.8% in India. The Working Group on Road Accidents, Injury Prevention and Control set up by the Planning Commission in . . .

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