Cities Safer by Design is a global reference guide to help cities save lives from traffic fatalities through improved street design and smart urban development. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes globally, mostly pedestrians, and that number is growing every year.
Judgement of the Madras High Court in the matter of R. Mallika & Others Vs A.Babu dated 08/06/2015 regarding lives lost due to non-wearing of protective headgear, namely, helmet, as mandated under Section 129 of the Motor Vehicles, Act, 1988.
Experimental studies have shown a decrease in driving performance at high temperatures. The epidemiological evidence on the relationship between heat and motor vehicle crashes is not consistent. The objective of the study was to estimate the impact of high ambient temperatures on the daily number of motor vehicle crashes and, in particular, on crashes involving driver performance factors (namely distractions, driver error, fatigue or sleepiness).