Judgement of the Supreme Court of India regarding road accidents in India and means to prevent it, 22/04/2014

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of S.Rajaseekaran Vs. Union of India & Ors dated 22/04/2014 regarding road accidents in India. The petitioner has set out detailed statistics published by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in the volume “Road Accidents in India 2010” highlighting the extent of increase of road accidents and fatal cases between 1970-2010. In the aforesaid publication in which the relevant figures are pegged to the year 2010 it is reported that road traffic accidents in the said year i.e. 2010 numbered nearly 5,00,000 resulting in approximately 1,30,000 deaths and serious injuries including amputation of limbs to over
5,00,000 persons. One serious road accident in the country occurs every minute; and one person dies in a road traffic accident every 4 minutes.

Original Source: http://www.supremecourtofindia.nic.in/outtoday/295.pdf