India accounts for 10% of the world’s total road fatalities, international road safety experts have revealed.

The country reports nearly 130,000 road accident deaths a year according to WHO estimates, experts said during the International Road Federation conference held in New Delhi.

UK road safety expert and CEO of CyberCityConnections Dr Alan Ross said the major causes of such accidents in India are due to poorly built roads shared by pedestrians, animal- and human-driven carts, rickshaws and bicycles, and weak or inadequately enforced traffic safety laws.

Simple safety solutions such as wearing helmets, proper marking of roads, fully functional traffic lights and monitoring of crossings through cameras could prevent the majority of such deaths, experts said.

They added that the country does not need high-technology solutions to curb road deaths.