Road accidents in India killed among 1.46 lakh and 1.5 lakh people every year between 2015 and 2017, information tabled by the government in congress show. This works out to a daily standard of 400 or more death in each of the 3 years. More in News

  • The Department of Road Transport & Highways presented the records in reply to a query about the number of accidents on national highways and expressways. It supposed it analyses data for all roads, including national highways and expressways.
  • Considerably, the number of people killed in road accidents during 2017 has been less than that of 2016 by 1.9%.
Accidents on-road category
  • In terms of road accidents categories, the National Highways accounted for 30.4 percent of entire road accidents and 36.0 % of deaths in the year of 2017.
  • The accidents on the State Highways and also the other roads constitute 25 % and 44.6 % correspondingly.
  • In the case of a death, the State Highways and the other roads have accounted for 26.9 % and 37.1 %, respectively.
Among vehicle categories
  • Two-wheelers accounted for the top share (33.9%) in entire accidents and also dead (29.8%) in the year of 2017.
  • The light vehicle comprises cars, jeeps, and taxis as a variety comes a distant second with a share of 24.5 % in total accidents and 21.1 % in total fatalities.
Road User Categories
  • In conditions of road-user categories, the share of two-wheeler rider in a total death has been highest (33%) in the year of 2017. walker road-users involve 13.8 % of people killed during the year of 2017.
State-wise information
  • The ministry also offered state-wise information. Uttar Pradesh has the highest figure of deaths in the road in each of the 3 years, followed by the Tamil Nadu.
    • simultaneously, these two states accounted for almost one-fourth of all such deaths in the country in both the year of 2016 and 2017.
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