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...In 2015, 1,46,133 people were killed on our roads. Maharashtra, the state I represent, had the second highest number of accidents (63,805) and the third highest number of fatalities (13,212). India has a dubious record of having the most road traffic accidents and fatalities in the world, barring China. There are over five lakh accidents every year. These are staggering numbers. Road traffic accidents have no single cause. There is a myriad of contributing factors: Lacunae in road design, poor quality and maintenance, inadequate safety features in vehicles and dangerous driver behaviour. Undisciplined driving is itself a result of decades of weak enforcement. Each of these feeds into the other, creating a deadly concoction. ...Indian Express on March 17, 2017, 3:21 a.m.