Lawxy is organising WHO Legal Development Programme on Road Safety in India. It is a fully funded project by WHO. We are here to make Indian roads safer and more organised.
Is Road Safety critical?
Road traffic injuries claim more than 1.24 million lives each year and have a huge impact on health and development. They are the leading cause of death among young people aged between 15 and 29 years, and cost governments approximately 3% of GDP. Despite this massive – and largely preventable – human and economic toll, action to combat this global challenge has been insufficient.
Road accidents also cause anywhere between 20 and 50 million injuries every year. We need to address the cause of road safety urgently. After all, it is one of the most common causes of death in the world.
Although road traffic injuries have been a leading cause of mortality for many years, most traffic crashes are both predictable and preventable. There is considerable evidence on interventions that are effective at making roads safer: numerous countries have implemented some proven measures which have reduced road traffic deaths.
Lawxy aims to implement some of these proven measures in India with your assistance. Rolling out these interventions in India will offer huge potential to mitigate future damage and save lives.
What is WHO Legal Development Programme?
To combat this ever-growing menace of traffic accidents, World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched a project. The projects runs across the globe and is being brought to India by Lawxy.
The focus of WHO Legal Development Programme is to change how traffic safety is viewed by the Government, the media, the courts and by the common man. Under this project, Lawxy aims to create a pool of highly skilled and motivated professionals specializing in road safety and motor vehicle policy. Through a series of workshops, classroom style lessons, interactive sessions and research assignments, we aim to educate a pool of policy professionals, lawyers, academicians, journalists and other professionals.