Road traffic accidents are among
the top five causes of morbidity and mortality in South East Asian countries.
Road traffic accidents in India are emerging as the major cause of death and
injury with subsequent disability and burden on economy and strength of the
nation. Motor cyclists injuries are the most common among the road traffic
accidents.1                                                         

One of the most common injuries suffered
in motorcycle crashes is road rash. Most people think it’s just cuts, scrapes
and bruises. Falling  Motorcycle accidents can also cause
wrist and arm fractures as riders naturally react by trying to break their fall
and catch themselves. Other common fractures resulting from motorcycle
accidents include fractures of the shoulder and the pelvis. and skinning your knee is one thing, but
road rash is truly a different story. If your skin is not properly treated
after a motorcycle crash, you may develop permanent damage such as skin
irritations, infections and surface nerve damage to name a few. Fractures,
broken bones and burns are also common injuries that most don’t consider
severe. However, these injuries can result in disfigurement, permanent nerve
damage, even disability. 2

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 Motorcycle
accidents can also cause wrist and arm fractures as riders naturally react by
trying to break their fall and catch themselves. Other common fractures
resulting from motorcycle accidents include fractures of the shoulder and the
pelvis.

Head
injury, including traumatic brain injury, is the leading cause of death and
disability in motorcycle accidents, 

 In the year 2016 about  1,50,785 people were killed and another
4,94,624 were injured in 4,80,652 road crashes in India.  This translates into 1317 crashes and 413
deaths every day or 55 crashes and 17 deaths every hour. The number of road
crash deaths have increased by 31% from 2007 to 2017 and that of fatal road
crashes have increased by 25.6% in the same period. Road crash fatalities
increased by 3% in the last one year (from 1,46,133 in 2015 to 1,50,785 in
2016) and accident severity2 increased from 29.1 in 2015 to 31.4 in 2016. The
number of fatal accidents has increased consistently since 2005 and saw a sharp
rise from 1,31,726 in 2015 to 1,36,071 in 2016. In Andhra Pradesh  about 24,888 cases of crashes and30  051 injuries and  8541fatalities have been prevailed