Road safety and awareness continue to be a big concern in India as the number of fatalities are still high. Ford recently concluded a road safety survey in India the findings of which is not satisfactory and hence the carmaker is urging Indians to be more cautious and adopt a safer behaviour when they are on roads.
Survey reveals a high level of indifference and a lack of caution exercised by Indians on the road. Conducted in 10 cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Pune and Indore. The most worrisome finding of all is that 51 per cent don’t know airbags work better if passengers wear seatbelts and 42 per cent don’t engage the child lock even with children in the rear seats.
22 per cent confessed to using mobile phones during driving. Over 41 per cent of drivers would ignore an accident victim and would not take him/her to the hospital. The survey reported that 32 per cent of people would not park in authorized parking spaces and 48 per cent were likely to park on the footpath.