• A new analytical series on global road safety, published by The Lancetproposes that India could reduce accident-related deaths by 25-40% based on evidence that preventive interventions produce good results when applied to well-known risk factors

  • Using global burden of disease data, a statistical model was built to estimate the number of lives that could be saved through interventions in the respective areas of each country. On average, 20,554 lives could have been saved in India with reduced speeds, 5,683 with helmet interventions and 3,204 with seat belts

  • The authors of The Lancet point out that legislation without enforcement ends in failure. India amended its Motor Vehicle Act in 2019, but its implementation by state governments is neither uniform nor comprehensive