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India's peculiar traffic problems
Published June 23, 1992 by International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine in Sweden
Event: 12th World Congress of the International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine and 7th Nordic Congress on Traffic Medicine (1992)
My India, the largest republic in the world id a land of abundance as far as population is concerned, which was 850 millions - a second ago! And it is rapidly growing. Number of vehicles like cars, buses, trucks are in short supply yet a staggering number of major accidents are frequent, too frequent rather. All are preventable. Each accidents results in loss of precious lives and those fortunate to survive with a loss of limb or an eye are physically handicapped for life and often forced to become a beggar for the very existence. These survivors realize that they were not so fortunate after all and wish they had succumbed to their injuries instead of living an existence of dependence on other's charity.
Loss of limb or two is bad enough, but rejection by the family and Society causes more hurt, anguish and despair than the physical handicap itself