1.5 lakh people lost their lives in road accidents SIAM Secretary Girdhar Armane said that due to lack of safety features in cars, the number of people who died in road accidents is increasing rapidly. Giving an example for this, he said that in 2018 there were 4.5 million road accidents in America. In which only 36,560 people died. While 4.5 lakh accidents took place in India and 1.5 lakh people lost their lives.
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Automobile manufacturers should share patents Girdhar Armane said that auto maker companies should share patents of safety features manufactured by them with each other. Due to which other car manufacturer company can also reduce the number of people who die in road accidents by using those safety features in their vehicles. To illustrate this, he said that Swedish engineer Nils Bohlin invented the 3-point seat belt. Which Volvo shared with other auto makers.
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These are being done in the country for road safety SIAM Secretary Girdhar Armane told that seat belts in cars have been made mandatory to reduce road accidents in the country. Along with this, anti-lock braking system has also been implemented. He said that soon the government is planning to provide cashless treatment to the victims of road accidents through vehicle location tracking system.