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400 deaths a day forcing India to take car safety seriously

Vehicles seen stuck in a traffic jam after rains in Mumbai. A bill proposing harsher penalties for traffic offences and requiring that carmakers add safety features is expected to be passed in 2018.


IN India, more than 150,000 people are killed each year in traffic accidents. That's about 400 fatalities a day and far higher than developed car markets like the US, which in 2016 logged about 40,000.

Now, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is attempting to curb the...