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Rasheed Kappan

Rasheed Kappan is a senior journalist based in Bengaluru with nearly three decades of experience. In the past, he has worked in the Deccan Herald, The Hindu and The Times of India, covering issues related to urban mobility, sustainibility, environment and the interface between policy, planning and activation on the ground. A graphic cartoonist, he is the founder of Kappansky and explores the linkages of art, media and innovation through multiple creative platforms.

Mounting highway fatalities: Why are we so lax?

By Rasheed Kappan

In 2021, 1.55 lakh lives were lost in road crashes in India. That amounts to an average of 426 accidents every day. This is a record, unprecedented in scale, unpardonable in an era when sound road and vehicular design, stringent law enforcement and technology could smartly arrest the dangerous slide.