Road Accidents in India
"Road Accidents in India" is comprehensive publication on motor vehicle accidents in India which is brought out annually by Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. The latest issue “Road Accidents in India : 2009” provides data/information inputs on road accidents in terms of its magnitude, incidence, spatial spread and its impact for policy initiatives undertaken by the government to prevent and mitigate its impact. The volume of latest issue consists of 14 sections, which dwell on various facets of road accidents in India. The latest issue highlighted that the magnitude of road accidents and fatalities in India is increasing day-by-day. This is evident from the fact that every minute about one accident occur. Similarly, every hour more than 14 deaths occur due to road accidents i.e. one death in every 4 minutes. Thus, the total socio-economic cost from road accidents of India in 1999-2000 was estimated at 3 % of GDP.