Despite having 99 million fewer people and fewer vehicles, the number of deaths in road accidents in India is more than twice the number of people killed similarly in China, according to a government report.
About 377 people die on Indian roads every day, the world’s highest fatalities in road accidents, according to “Road Accidents in India 2013”, a Ministry of Road Transport and Highways report. The majority of deaths stem from unsafe driving and carelessness–as the Salman Khan case indicates and the data confirm.
As the 21st century rolled in—and it became clear that China had outstripped India on most measures—one of the things that India took comfort from was the fact that dangerous as Indian roads were, more Chinese died in traffic accidents then.
Contributed By Sonia Narula