There are no two opinions on the fact that India desperately needs to revamp its motor vehicle policy to curb the number of accidents on its roads. While most efforts till date have borne little fruit, it is perhaps time to look at the European Union.

EU has a slew of strict laws on road safety that factor in diverse problems like driving fatigue, optimum signals, condition of vehicles, emergency features, etc, which is something that India lacks poorly.

The results speak for themselves. Just 15% of road accidents in Europe are caused by heavy vehicles, whereas the same figure in India is as high as 61,000 incidents!

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