Why India has failed to halt its epidemic of road-mishap deaths.

Why India has failed to halt its epidemic of road-mishap deaths.

India has one of the the worst road-safety records in the world. Over the last decade, over a million people, mostly in the age group of 15 to 45 years, have lost their lives on our roads. Recognising road mishaps as one of the fastest-growing global epidemics, the United Nations declared 2011-2020 as the UN Decade of Action for road safety. In the five years since then, the number of road-accident deaths in India have increased from about 130,000 in 2010, to almost 150,000 today.