Take safety into your own hands

It was shocking to hear about the 57 people who were mowed down by a train in Amritsar last month. After reading that mandatory permissions from the municipal corporation were not taken, and the railways were not informed, it appears as if it was a tragedy in the making. Breaking the law and endangering others…

Almost 2500 people drown every month in India

When it comes to accidental deaths, we mostly hear about road accidents. What we don’t know is that over 80 people drown every day in India. This means every 20 minutes someone is drowning! And these shocking statistics are three years old. More children die from drowning in India than anywhere else in the world….

Why India needs manned railway crossings

The Railways puts the onus of accidents at unmanned railway crossings on the vehicles which cross the railway line. “As per Section 131 of Motor Vehicle Act and Section 161 of Indian Railway Act, the onus for safe movement over UMLC has been put entirely on the road users.” And it is so in most…

Hit and Run – In India it works

Thousands and thousands of people die in hit and run accidents in India every year. A recent incident is of a 25-year-old (Dipali Lahamate) who was injured in a hit and run accident at Marine Lines in Mumbai, a few days ago. She died. The culprits often get away because people do not want to…