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Officials in India wrapped up a conference earlier this month on "Institutional Arrangements for Reduction in Road Fatalities," where they looked at how to make the streets safer. India has the highest number of road fatalities in the world, recently surpassing China, even though China has more people.

What is it about India’s roads that make them so dangerous? Here and Now's Jill Ryan went to find out in Ahmedabad, in India's western state of Gujarat, and she started with a driving lesson.

This segment aired on November 30, 2010.

Jill Ryan Senior Associate Producer, Here & Now
Jill Ryan is a producer for NPR's Here & Now.


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