India ranks first in the number of road accident deaths across 199 countries. According to the National Crime Records Bureau’s latest 2022 report, 1.55 lakhs people were killed in road crashes in 2021.
The death of former Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry in September has renewed efforts to improve road safety across the country. Since then, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that even economy models of cars will have six airbags. But the International Road Federation has said that airbags can increase risk of death if rear passengers are not wearing seatbelts.
So, what are the dos and don’ts of road safety? To find out, TSIS host Suryatapa Mukherjee speaks to Piyush Tewari, the Founder and CEO of SaveLIFE Foundation.
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