New Delhi: Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari is very serious about road accidents. The authorities and the transport ministers of the state have been asked to work together to reduce accidents. He said that in this way road accidents can be reduced by 50 percent by the year 2024.
Gadkari said that the biggest issue is that people do not take safety seriously while driving. This is the main cause of accidents. He said that by exploring the causes of accidents, they will have to be improved, which will reduce the number of accidents. In this way, road accidents can be reduced by 50 percent by 2024. He said that the ministry will train engineering students in safety audit. The important thing is that the road transport ministry is running a 2-day brainstorming program in Bangalore.
Ex-Chairman of Tata Sons Cyrus P. After Mistry’s death in a road accident, the Ministry of Road Traffic and Highways is serious about safety. In this series, alarm has been announced along with rear seat belt.
According to the report of the Transport Research Wing of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, a total of 3,66,138 road accidents occurred in the country in the year 2020. have been 1,31,714 people died and 3,48,279 people were injured in these accidents. However, there have been 18 percent fewer accidents compared to the year 2019. But this year Corona came, so the traffic was less or stopped due to the lockdown.
According to the report, there have been 2.65 lakh accidents due to speeding across the country in the year 2020, including 9,12,309. People have died and 2,55,663 people have been injured. The second reason after over speeding is driving in the wrong lane or direction. 5.5 percent of the total accidents are caused by driving in the wrong lane, which means that 7332 people have died and 19481 people have been injured in 20.20 thousand accidents.
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