Pedestrians and bicyclists account for 70 percent of the road deaths in India and motorized 2-wheeler riders for 25 percent.
“We first had a very rich discussion with a wide range of people involved in this issue—the chief of police; transportation officials; trauma, hospital and health officials and many other agencies and sectors,” Dr. Petersen said. "There is no 911 and no real agreement on how to set this up, what number to use. As of now, in one area, you call something like 33-22413724 for fire, 33-99313954 for police, and so on.”
“This is where reality hit!" Dr. Petersen said. "The road was dark — a highway connecting the two cities, which simply meant nearly everything went faster—taxis, buses, cars, trucks, 2-wheelers, 3-wheelers. The goats, chickens, monkeys, pedestrians were still there too, not to mention the road construction!” Full story...