Road Safety in India- Key facts and figures on Road Traffic Accidents
Statistics indicate one person dies in a road accident in India every four minutes. The causes for India’s exceptionally high number of crashes include bad road user behavior, flawed road design and engineering, weak enforcement of traffic laws and the lack of rapid trauma care. The sole statute governing Road Safety in India, the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (MVA) has proved ineffective in addressing any of the aforementioned issues decisively. Road safety is still not seen as a priority issue in the country. India can do well with a comprehensive national road safety law, the sooner the better.