India has witnessed almost 17 deaths and 55 road accidents every hour in the year 2016 which makes it the highest in the world according to the Union road transport and highways ministry.
“This reflects an alarming trend that while the number of accidents has gone down, their severity has increased resulting in many more deaths. One of the main reasons for the high number of fatalities is speeding by drivers,” said a senior road ministry official.
These are some of the most dangerous highway’s across India:
The number of road accidents, however, declined from 501,000 lakh in 2015 to 480,652 lakh in 2016. Almost half or 46.3% of the road fatalities victim in 2016 were in the age-group of 18-35 years. The maximum number of road accidents -1.9 lakh, occurred on two-lane roads.
The states with the highest number of casualties are Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Rajasthan. Delhi topped to be the most unsafe city to drive and 4976 road accidents with 2138 deaths were a result of using mobile phones while driving. The other side Uttar Pradesh topped the list with most number of road accident deaths in 2016 at 19,320 followed by Tamil Nadu at 17,218 and Maharashtra at 12,935.For safe driving NewsMobile
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- Don’t Overspeed
- Wear helmet, belt up even on the back seat
- Don’t talk on mobile or text while driving
- Don’t drink and drive
- Don’t drive when you are fatigued