Road deaths and injuries in India are publicly glaring, while road safety is professionally lacking and politically missing. Global experience reveals that road crashes are predictable and preventable. Implementing road safety in India needs a change in ‘mindset‘ by moving from a ‘reactive approach’ to a proactive approach’.
India’s road accident victims do not get medical care in critical first hour.First responders are untrained to provide medical assistance.Passers-by are apprehensive of legalities hence refrain from helping.
Road Traffic Accidents are mostly spine & brain injuries. Spinal cord injury is a permanent disability which transforms the person’s life and rehabilitation is the key to facing life with dignity. Rehabilitation is the most important aspect to a successful personal and professional life. It requires developing and implementing strong mechanisms for prevention, trauma care and rehabilitation.