There is a need for scientific, evidence-based data to address road safety in India, with an approach that considers road accidents as a ‘collective’ phenomenon involving myriad factors.
Sociology of Cars
Delhi’s odd-even car rationing scheme is a step in right direction to combat issues that are closely related to city’s car culture.
Private car centric mobility approach, especially in cities, is a threat to the basic tenets of democracy and citizenship rights of the masses.
Nissan is teaching anthropology to self-driving cars on how to behave responsively to the human interactions on roads through novel semaphore systems.
The act of driving cars is both an individual act and a social process. Our perception of a fellow driver or a road user might change based on certain social externalities, which determine our reaction and behaviour on road.
SUVs are muscular, mammoth in size and distinctive, symbolising power and prestige on roads full of tiny hatches and vans.