Road traffic crashes impose a large and growing public health burden globally, particularly in low- and middle-income countries such as India. Traffic injuries cause about 1.3 million deaths around the globe each year. About 150,000 of these traffic deaths occur in India, and about 50 to 55 thousand of those who die in these road accidents are pedestrians. Traffic accidents are the 8th leading cause of death and 8th leading cause of healthy life lost in Indiaq. Despite the huge public health burden, progress in road safety has been slow
Improving road safety requires simultaneously addressing the design of motor vehicles, the built environment (primarily, roadways and roadsides), the behaviors of road users, and transport law and policy. Research at SNU addresses the latter three concerns.