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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Steering Around Fruit Carts And Farm Animals On India’s Streets

Officials in India wrapped up a conference earlier this month on “Institutional Arrangements for Reduction in Road Fatalities,” where they looked at how to make the streets safer. India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world, recently surpassing China, even though China has more people.

What is it about India’s roads that make them so dangerous? Here and Now’s Jill Ryan went to find out in Ahmedabad, in India’s western state of Gujarat, and she started with a driving lesson.


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  • Prasannakumar Jani

    Good informative pictorial report.Any big city in USA like,New York,Edison,in NJ,Chicago,LA,in CA,to name a few, have very similar problem of traffic jam.Here also pedestrians cross the roads between stationary vehicles.Jill Ryan would have done a fair job if a few pictures of traffic jam in these cities would also have been published for comparision.Fatal accidents are of frequent ccurrances on High Ways,compared with those in traffic jam.

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