There have been reports of high impact crashes after the first Covid-19 lockdown was lifted as people started moving again. High impact crashes bring into focus the minimum safety systems that one must use while travelling in a vehicle. It is the helmet in case of a two wheeler and seat belt in case of a car. However these safety equipment do not take into account the needs of children.
Lack of sensitivity towards child safety
Did you know cars made for the Indian market fail international safety tests? So how can you choose the safest car for you and your family? Here are some tips from Consumers International (CI).
Roads in India are invariably geared towards a small group of users. The needs of people who are old, slow, differently-abled, etc are rarely considered by those who design roads and by those who use them. To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilites (Dec 3) we spoke to 2 such people on problems faced in navigating Indian roads.
Emergency, life-saving help from ambulances (and other emergency services) are often delayed due to emergency vehicles getting stuck in traffic. It is our legal and ethical duty as road users and citizens to give way to emergency vehicles and contribute in saving a life.
Road accidents affect not just the victims but also their families. CAG talks to Ganesh, who is confined to a wheelchair after an accident in 2006, and to his sister, Sumathi who takes care of him, to understand the physical and emotional trauma of such accidents.