Saturday, October 11, 2008


That's the number of deaths due to road accidents in India last year [source, via Chris Blattman]. For China, this number was 90,000.

I'm not sure how believable these numbers are, as they appear in the same report that goes on to quote someone -- without offering any qualifier -- that "In Delhi there are 110 million traffic violations a day." A day? 110 million violations?


  1. Anonymous said...

    Delhi has 11 million people. Each of them make at least 10 traffic violations a day. That works out to 110 million traffic violations a day. :-)