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11 January 2017

Mumbai’s poor record in India for road safety

First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The city of Mumbai officially has the worst record for road safety in India. During 2015, 586 people were killed in road crashes in the city, while a further 2,034 suffered serious injuries and there were 23,468 recorded crashes. Official statistics for 2016 have yet to be revealed but it is hoped that some of the city’s recent traffic measures will help reduce the toll. Cameras have been installed at key junctions with around 4,000 units now in operations, while police have become much tougher on enforcing traffic offences and repeat offenders will now face a licence suspension. However some also believe that the actual crash rate in India’s capital Delhi may be even higher than for Mumbai. Reporting and recording methods for road crashes are less rigorous in Delhi than in Mumbai, while vehicle numbers are greater and driving standards are little (if any) better.
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