Sunday, December 13, 2015

140,000 people die in #India every year due to #road accidents

According to a sample study, in 50% of the accidents, there were no accident avoidance manoeuvres from the drivers. Only in 30% of the accidents, drivers performed a brake or swerve manoeuvre or a combination of both. Also, the percentage use of seat belts by car drivers and front passengers is low (about 16%). There is a need to show case and make road users understand the impact; a typical seat belt will have in a crash scenario.

Mercedes-Benz has flagged off a multi-city road safety awareness road-show in Bangalore yesterday.