Underwriters Laboratories in partnership with the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences(NIMHANS) released a national research report titled ‘Advancing Child Safety in India: Implementation is key’ in 2019. This report highlighted that nearly 40% of all child injuries were due to road traffic incidents.
To delve deeper into this issue, Underwriters Laboratories has partnered with World Resources Institute India (WRI) on the Safe Access to Schools project. This joint collaboration aims to study the safety and accessibility challenges that school children face during their commutes and address some of the issues through urban design solutions.
Please visit often as resources and official updates on the project will be continually added.
We have previously collaborated with WRI on the Safer Public Bus Transportation project. This initiative included a study of bus crashes involving fleets of 13 State Road Transport Undertakings (SRTUs) to critically evaluate the reasons of crashes and suggest evidence-based measures to reduce such incidents. Click here to access the report.