Unraveling the Gendered Impact of Road Accidents: A Call to Action for Social Support

Road accidents are often viewed as indiscriminate tragedies, striking without regard for gender. However, beneath this assumption lies a stark reality: the burden of road fatalities disproportionately affects men, but the repercussions are felt deeply by women and children, especially in disadvantaged communities. Recent findings from Road Safe Action International (RSAI) shed light on the unequal impact of road accidents. Shockingly, men account for 7 out of 10 road fatalities, highlighting a concerning trend that demands attention. The consequences ripple through families, particularly in areas where men are primary breadwinners.