The road safety data as given by Government of India and that provided by World Health Organisation (WHO) do not match. As per the report given by WHO, close to 3 lakh people lost their lives in 2016 in road accidents. On the other hand, data provided by Indian government lists less than 2 lakh people who died in accidents.
The report by WHO says that more than 13 lakh people died in road accidents around the world in 2016. The report also says that almost 4 thousand people die every day around the world daily in road accidents.
As per the founder of Save Life Foundation, the difference between the reports of Indian government and WHO is due to collection of data based on FIR in India. This does not include people who die during treatment in hospitals. He also said that an appeal will be made to the Indian government to combine the data so that the exact record can be maintained. Once the correct records are available, reasons of accidents can be analysed and steps can be taken towards reducing the number of road accidents in India.