India’s Dismal Record in Road Safety Explained in 7 Charts

Most Road Accidents In India Occur during 3 – 6 pm.

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The Planning Commission in a 2014 report had estimated that the annual cost of road crashes in India could be around 3% of GDP. That’s Rs. 3.8 lakh crore!

In numbers, 1.37 lakh Indians died in road accidents in 2013 according to National Crimes Record Bureau Statistics data.

Children below the age of 14 years contribute about 5.31% of all traffic fatalities in India. 65.6% of all fatalities are among the productive age group of 15-44 years.

The Quint looks at 7 charts that explain India’s road safety.

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