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G.K. Pillai

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    ...Yet, India continues to remain the global leader in this epidemic that kills over 400 people each day. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released the Global Status Report on Road Safety, 2015 (GSR). Although the report acknowledges that globally the number of road traffic deaths has plateaued since 2007, the picture remains alarming for India. Beyond statistics, the report exposes yet again the dismal road safety standards in the country, especially the lack of a comprehensive framework for road safety. According to the GSR, 2,07,551 people were killed in road crashes in India in 2014. This is 46% more than the figures reported by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) for the same period. This anomaly exists because the WHO's definition of road crash deaths - "any death which occurs within 30 days as a result of injuries sustained due to a road crash" - is not followed uniformly across India. ...

    NDTV on Dec. 1, 2015, midnight