Indian cows wear reflective colors to avoid a traffic accident

An ever more popular reflective tape add-on that protects at night before a traffic accident has not prevented sacred cows in central India. Animals that roam freely along the streets of the city and are frequent accidents of the crash, the local police began to stick to the corners of the reflective film.


The idea came with traffic police in the state of Madhya Pradesh, where the measure touched some 300 cattle. The results in terms of reducing the number of accidents are encouraging, and the authorities are therefore about to take the reflective colors to paint the horns; such a solution should be more durable than films that will soon patch up.


“Many drivers have suffered injuries or killed the animals after they encountered them at night with their car. We had to act swiftly to prevent such accidents, “the local traffic inspector in safety vest told AFP.


According to official data, about 550 people die annually in India because of an animal accident. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) report of 2013, over 200,000 people die annually on billions in India.