S Hamza*1, Dr Tanveer Aalam2, Dr Asma3
1* Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology,
Shree M V Shah Pharmacy college,
Gajan, Modasa: 383315, Gujarat.
2 Department of Emergency Medicine,
Apollo hospitals International Ltd,
Bhat GIDC estate, Gandhinagar: 382428, Gujarat.
3 Medical Officer, Civil Hospital,
Ahmadabad: 380 002. Gujarat, India
India suffers from the highest number of deaths - around 1,05,000 in absolute terms annually- due to road accidents in the world owing to poor infrastructure and dangerous driving habits according to the World Health Organisation1. Calling road fatalities an "epidemic" that will become the world's fifth biggest killer by 20302. It is said that 90% of deaths on the world's roads occur in low and middle-income countries (21.5 and 19.5 per lakh of population, respectively) though they have just 48% of all registered vehicles.