Cities around the world are faced with the challenge of creating neighborhood streets that can be shared safely by all- pedestrians, cyclists, playing children, joggers, and of course, drivers. Speeding may be an issue on many roadways, but nowhere is the risk higher than on local roads where a few miles too fast can mean the difference between life and death.
A study conducted on road safety in India found that there were 141,526 people killed and 477,731 injured on Indian roads in a one year span. However, the study indicated that these numbers are probably an understatement as oftentimes injuries go unreported. The actual number of injuries is estimated at an astounding 2-3 million per year. Furthermore, the number of fatalities on India’s roads follows a frightening trend with a steady increase of traffic related deaths over the past decade other than a slight drop in recent years.