Abstract: Rapid growth of population and increasing economic activities have resulted in the tremendous growth of motor vehicles which is considered one of the primary factors responsible for increasing road accidents in many metropolitan cities of India. In this paper an assessment of the current level of road safety in metro cities in India is made utilizing data obtained from secondary sources. The road safety level in metro cities is assessed considering parameter accident severity index. The study is primarily confined to the accident characteristics of passenger vehicles in metro plus cities. This paper can be used to measure the effectiveness of future safety improvements implemented in the cities.
Keywords: Road safety, Accident severity, Vehicles, India