Approximately 1.5 lakh people die in road crashes in India each year, on average 400 people lose their lives every day on the roads.
If we really wanted, we could make a change today and could reduce this number by quite a lot. I used to think that it is really difficult, but the way govt. has been able to control the people in this crisis time, I am pretty sure that they could do it on the road during non-crisis time understanding the severity of road accidents. Corona will go after some time, but roads will stay and driving will stay. We should instead focus on improving the situation that affects us everyday.
It is not as bad as it sounds. Every single day of every week of every month of every year 400 people in India (official figure) lose their lives to road accidents. Every single day.
It is mind boggling, why people and govt. does not make a bigger deal out of it.
I am very sure Corona has helped reduce the number of road accident deaths in India. (probably 90%). So, it has saved at least 3600 lives till today (360 lives/day*10days of lockdown). It has helped clean the environment and made us believe that we can live life without running all the time in maddening traffic. It is so quite and peaceful now a days. Enjoy it. I am pretty sure that we will never see it in our life again.
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