Delhi roads are a death trap


Scant regard for pedestrians in India’s capital city that also “boasts” of having most numbers of cars in an Indian city. Of course, pollution is bad although brought under control somewhat by converting public transit buses to CNG. Rampant corruption in obtaining a drivers’ license doesn’t help matters either as it adds thousands of irresponsible drivers on the streets each day. If you prefer numbers:

In 2004, Delhi Traffic Police logged 9,083 accidents, in which 1,832
people died. That’s an average of five auto-related fatalities a day in
a city that boasts 14 million people — but only 2.6 million licensed
drivers, a Transportation Ministry official said. Los Angeles County,
home to 10 million people, had about two such deaths a day the same

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