Tanzania's main city Dar es Salaam did not have traffic signs, speed bumps or footpaths outside many schools, although children walking to class were being hit by cars on a regular basis.

The Australian government has announced 2.2 billion Australian dollars (1.5 billion U.S. dollars) of investment in road safety initiatives.

NEW DELHI: Road deaths in India increased to nearly 1.49 lakh in 2018 with Uttar Pradesh registering the maximum spike in fatalities.

With stray cattle posing threat to vehicular movement on roads, the Odisha government has decided to put reflective stickers on horns of the cattle across the State.

The Global status report on road safety 2018, highlights that the number of annual road traffic deaths has reached 1.35 million. Road traffic injuries are now the leading killer of people aged 5-29 years. The burden is disproportionately borne by pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists, in particular those living in developing countries.

More than 70 per cent of fatal road crashes in 2017 involved adults in the 18-45 years age group, according to a report. As many as 1.47 lakh people died on Indian roads in 4.64 lakh accidents reported during 2017, the report by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.

This report addresses one of the most tragic and preventable health issues affecting youth in cities around the world: road traffic deaths and injuries.

About 38 per cent of all African road traffic deaths occur among pedestrians, Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has said.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Road Accidents, 19/07/2018. As per the data received from police department of States/UTs, 150,785 persons and 1,47,913 persons were killed in road accidents during the calendar years 2016 and 2017 respectively. State/UT-wise details of persons killed in road accidents during the calendar years 2016 and 2017 is Annexed.

Judgement of the Kerala High Court in the matter of Dr. K. A. Seethi Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 06/07/2018. The petitioners are concerned with the failure of the State authorities in removing/disposing of the seized and confiscated vehicles, which are seen abandoned on the road sides and highways, and they have been cause of accidents and traffic congestion.

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