With over 1.24 million deaths and up to 50 million injuries every year on roads – over 90% of which happen in low and middle income countries (LMICs), road safety is now recognized as an urgent global problem often costing such countries between 3-5 % of their annual GDP and impeding their economic and social development.

India is committed to reduce the number of road accidents and fatalities by 50 per cent by 2020. However, road safety levels have taken a serious hit with the country witnessing one of the highest growth rates of vehicles in the world and rapid urbanisation over the years.

It is even more disconcerting to know the road accidental deaths of young people in the productive age group, causing substantial loss of productivity to the nation.

Transport and Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday exhorted people to respect road users and called for strong laws for road safety

Account for 32% of the total deaths in road accidents in city in 5 years

Pretoria — Road accidents are costing South Africa's economy R142.95 billion, says Transport Minister Dipuo Peters.

Kampala — Road accidents, HIV/Aids and maternal and newborn-related diseases top the list of causes for premature deaths among people in eastern Uganda, before reaching the country life expectancy

Lack of investment in safe walking and cycling infrastructure not only contributes to the deaths of millions of people in traffic accidents on unsafe roads and poorly designed roadways, but also ov

Air pollution may be responsible for hundreds of car accidents a year, as toxic air may impair driver fitness, a new UK study has found.

This paper estimates the causal eff

Telangana was the youngest state in the country it had the highest scope for better road safety law enforcement.

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