Images of India : 13 million people died in road accidents in 2014…

Raimg29According to a WHO report 1.25 million people died worldwide (2014) in road accidents of which India saw one of the highest road traffic deaths – 1.37 crore having 16.6 persons per 100,000 population dying in road accidents in 2013-14. Of the total, 2-3% of the victims suffer permanent disability. The critical challenges in India are – underreporting of road deaths and losing track of deaths caused due to a road accident, after the victim is admitted to a hospital. Bad roads, in-experienced drivers, drunken driving are the major causes.