According to World Bank data, India has only one percent of the world's vehicles. Despite this, 10 percent of the people injured in accidents around the world are from the country. This World Bank report calls for increasing road safety measures to reduce accidents.
Hartwig Scuffer, vice president of South Asia at the World Bank, released this report on Saturday, stating that 10 percent of beds in hospitals are filled with people injured in road accidents due to a large number of road accidents.
Scuffer has also clarified that most of the victims of road accidents are poor. Most families find it difficult to get two-time meals. In such a situation, the family of the victim of the accident is completely destroyed.
Deadly bloody roads of the country
Union Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari have also said that 415 people die daily in road accidents in the country, which is the highest in the world. According to Road Accident Report 2019, a total of 4,49,002 road accidents were reported in the country in the year 2019.
Of this, 1,51,113 people were killed while 4,51,361 people were injured. According to the report, the main reason for road accidents is negligent driving and speed, over which control is possible.
Treatment received in one hour of the accident
According to the World Bank, road accidents have decreased by 25 percent in Tamil Nadu. According to the bank, as long as unsafe vehicles continue to run on the roads, such accidents will happen.
To save the lives of people after road accidents, such facilities will have to be developed on the highways so that the victims can get better treatment within the first hour of the accident. A target has been set to halve the number of road accidents by 2030, in which everyone has an important role.
Strict safety standards for vehicles in India
Hartwig Scuffer has also said that the vehicle manufacturer is in talks about the kind of facilities they offer in vehicles sold in the US and European countries. Similar protection should be given in vehicles sold in India.
It is impossible for people to accept the double standards of security. He said that the Government of India is working in this direction and it is expected that vehicles will be manufactured and sold on the basis of global standards.