‘Poor road safety has significant economic implications too’

Ashraf Engineer

September 28, 2022

India needs to reimagine how it builds streets and roads, Madhav Pai, Programme Executive Director at the World Resources Institute India Ross Center, tells All Indians Matter. Why? Because India accounts for 11% of the world’s road accident deaths despite having only 1% of the world’s vehicles. That’s 4.5 lakh road crashes every year, which kill 1.5 lakh people – 53 crashes per hour, killing 1 person every 4 minutes. India tops the world in such deaths and injuries, so road safety should be even more of a priority.