road traffic

Data visualisation on crashes, injuries, & deaths on the roads of India

Each year approximately 1.35 million people die around the world as a result of crashes on the road, and between 20-50 million people are injured. The majority of these crashes occur in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and involve vulnerable road users—pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.1 As the world's second most populous country, India accounts for 11% of the world's traffic-related deaths.

But these deaths are not uniform, they vary from state to state. Using data from the Indian Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, and a paper in The Lancet, we developed a data visualisation with Jagnoor Jagnoor and Margie Peden that looks at the differences in roads networks and related injuries and deaths by state.

See the data visualisation here