Thursday 14 August 2014

Author(s): Kundan Pandey

  • India has 1% of worlds

    India has 1% of worlds vehicle population.Yet it shares 15% of Road Accident death occuring worldwide. India has total road kilometers length of 40,20,000 km and 14 crore 18 lacs vehicles and in 2103 caused 1,39091 deaths due to accidents.This cause was 8th on list of all cause mortality.By 2030 it will be 5th .Of Road deaths 27% are cyclists and pedestrians and 90% of all road accidents occur in developing countries. world wide 1.2 millions die due to road accidents and an additional 0.3 millions due to vehicular pollution. In Mumbai in 2012 25475 deaths occur due to Heart Diseases 8525 due to TB and 6184 due to Accidents 35% of which are road accidents. According to Prof Dinesh Prasad if IIT-D for every one death 20 people get hospitalised. All these figures are scary and mean that we have to put up with this chronic catastrophy and only try to minimise the impact by building footpaths for walking and side roads for cycling, Taining drivers for traffic rules and etiquette, maintaining . Impliment golden hour projects in all cities especially by prompt use of Tranxemic Acid for halting haemorrhage and saving around 13,000 victims

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  • One of the important reasons

    One of the important reasons for vehicle accidents is poor lighting on streets,from vehicles and poor sense of signalling. Although regulations exists for all these wilful and ignorant neglect of following them is the cause. None of the reports on accidents make a mention of this and need highlighting and discussion on action to be taken.

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  • Well written. Will

    Well written. Will authorities react? Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

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  • Why is no one talking about

    Why is no one talking about defensive driving? The RTO's and the driving schools must play a big role in increasing the awareness and practice of defensive driving.

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  • Well researched article on a

    Well researched article on a subject that needs immediate attention- Safe space for pedestrians and cyclists - The most healthy and environmentally friendly mode of commuting

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  • no road maintenance in India

    no road maintenance in India with more input of vehicles area increased with reference to road maintenance area more catastrophic accidents is involved

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 months ago | Reply
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