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382 killed daily on Indian roads, 350% more than terrorism

Predictably, most of those who die on the roads perish because of preventable causes: speeding, drunk driving and overloading.

382 killed daily on Indian roads, 350% more than terrorism

India’s daily death toll due to road accidents is more than four times the annual death toll from terrorism. As many as 139,671 people lost their lives on India’s roads during 2014 – 382 deaths every day. For comparison, the total number of deaths (civilians and security personnel) due to terrorism-related incidents was 83 in all of 2014. Source: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, South Asia Terrorism Portal Predictably, most of those who die on the roads perish because of preventable causes: speeding, drunk driving and overloading. The ...