Most of the accidents on the road are due to speeding. Apart from this, driving in the wrong direction and drunk, talking on mobile phone and not obeying the red light signal are also important reasons. This data has been received from a report released by the Ministry of Road Transport. Reportedly, 69.3 percent of the deaths on the roads are due to speeding.
According to this report titled 'Road Accidents in India - 2020', more than 11 percent of deaths and injuries in 2020 were due to not wearing seat belts, while 30.1 percent of deaths and 26 percent of injuries were due to non-wearing of helmets. The report said that 15,146 people died and 39,102 were injured due to not wearing seat belts during 2020.
91,239 people died due to speeding
It said that in the calendar year 2020, a total of 2,65,343 road accidents occurred due to speeding in India, in which 91,239 people died. 20,228 road accidents were caused due to driving in the wrong direction and 7,332 people lost their lives in these accidents.
According to this report, 8,355 road accidents occurred and 3,322 people died due to drunken driving. At the same time, 6,753 road accidents occurred in which 2,917 people died due to the use of mobile phones while driving.
Heavy fines will have an effect!
The report claimed that the implementation of the Motor Vehicles Amendment Act (MVA) 2019 helped reduce road accidents. This law came into force on September 1, 2019.
Provisions have been included in this law, inter alia, such as drastic increase in penalties for violation of traffic rules, electronic surveillance, increase in penalties for driving by minors. (with language input)
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