2008-12-12 19:28:38 UTC
It is shocking to note that? appx. 100,000 people die every year in vehicular accidents which is the highest in the world. ?India has 6 million vehicles and the USA 250 million vehicles yet India has 100,000 fatalities and the USA just 50,000 fatalities in vehicular accidents !
As per world road accident statistics? India has 1% of the vehicles in the world and 10% of the fatalities in vehicular accidents ! That is 10 times the world average. That measures up? almost 300 casualties ?a day due to ?road accidents? which ?is more than those ?died in Mumbai after 26/11? terror attacks.
And nobody speaks up against these deaths? in our country.
The reasons are pitiable state of ?infrastructure, no ?planning and? poor maintenance of our roads and above all? lax? traffic control and? law ?implementation of traffic rules ?and ?insufficient ?public transportation system. ?Not to mention the hardships faced by travelers because of ?over crowding and congestion.
50% of children in Bangalore ?Mumbai? suffer from breathing difficulties due to air pollution caused by vehicular emissions which uses? adulterated fuel. Our Goan towns are no exception to above mentioned cities.