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Cyrus Mistry Death: Debate on road safety sparked again after Cyrus Mistry’s death in a car accident

Cyrus Mystery Death: The death of former Tata Sons chairman Cyrus Mistry in a road accident in Maharashtra’s Palghar has sparked a debate on road safety issues such as over speeding watch, seat belts for rear passengers and inconsistent road design. Experts have emphasized the need to keep an eye on speeding vehicles and make it mandatory for the passengers sitting behind to wear seat belts.

CRRI scientist told major issues related to road safety
S Velmurugan, Chief Scientist, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), New Delhi, said, “Inconsistency in road design can be seen in some parts of the national capital which include Eastern and Western Expressways, Outer Ring Road and Ring Road. Examples For example, the six-lane road gets reduced to four-lane at some points. Uneven surfaces can also be seen at various places. These issues pose a danger while driving and should be addressed.”

Cyrus Mistry’s death sparks debate on road safety rules again
He said the three major conclusions drawn from Sunday’s accident are that roads, especially highways, should be built in a coherent manner, there should be adequate signage on the road and a law requiring seat belts for the person sitting behind should be implemented. . S Velmurugan has also strongly favored the wearing of seat belts for the person sitting behind and strict enforcement of laws against speeding people on city roads.

Highest number of road accidents in India
According to the International Road Federation, India accounts for more than 11 percent of all road accidents in the world, in which 426 people die every day and 18 people die every hour. According to the federation, more than 1.6 lakh people lost their lives in 2021 and “most road accident deaths are avoidable”.

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