First published on www.WorldHighways.com
An estimated 75,000 people aged 15-34 were killed in road crashes in India during 2014. This accounted for 53.8% of India’s total road crash fatalities for 2014, around 129,300 in all.
The data comes from India’s 2014 Road Accident Report by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry. The report also revealed that 84% of those 75,000 killed were males. The data is in line with World Health Organisation’s report that road crashes are the number one cause of death among people aged 15-29 globally.
The 2014 Road Accident Report by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry also revealed that road crashes in India during 2014 stood at 489,000, an increase from 486,000 in 2013.
Meanwhile road fatalities increased 1.5% during 2014 compared to 2013.