In the Name of ‘Accident’? India’s Road Traffic Deaths and Injuries

  • Arup Maharatna


Among the major proximate causes of human deaths, the road traffic accident (RTA hereafter) constitutes a distinct category in global demographic parlance and statistics. However, in many developing countries including India, RTA as a cause of human deaths has received far less reckoning—both at the public and at the private domains—than it clearly deserves.


Road Traffic Road Safety Road Traffic Accident Fatality Index Road Traffic Injury 
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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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