Reducing collisions and fatalities by 80 percent between 2018 and 2025 is the target of Delhi government’s new road safety policy.
The draft Delhi Road Safety Policy describes road crashes as one of the “biggest causes of concern in the world”. During 2016 there were 7,375 reported road collisions in Delhi, the capital city of India. In these collisions 1,591 people lost their lives and 7,154 people were injured. Over 42 percent of the people killed were pedestrians. Scooter and motorcycle riders accounted for over 35 percent of those killed.
The Delhi Road Safety Policy sets out a vision to reduce incidents and fatalities by 30 percent between 2018 and 2020 and 80 percent by 2025, with a minimum 10 percent reduction annually.
The government proposes 12 policy measures:
- Raise awareness of road safety
- Strengthen institutional arrangements
- Establish a road safety management information system
- Ensure safe road infrastructure
- Proper planning and designing of roads
- Safer motor vehicles
- Safer drivers
- Safety for vulnerable road users
- Road safety education and training
- Enforcement of traffic laws/ rules and regulations
- Emergency medical assistance for road collision victims
- Research for road safety
View the draft Delhi Road Safety Policy.