As many as 239 people died in 226 road accidents from January to August 2022, higher than fatalities reported for the same period in the last two years.
Police have developed a novel programme to honour “Good Samaritans” who rushed to the scene of a road accident during “Golden Hour”, the first hour following trauma & render heroic aid to the victims.
Delhi Police Commissioner Sanjay Arora on Friday launched the Delhi Road Crash Report, 2021.
Kunjumuhammed’s son Manaf said the head injury suffered during the accident led to the death.
Eight people were killed in three separate road accidents in the last 24 hours in Uttarakhand, four of them while travelling from Maharashtra to the Badrinath Dham.
Rajesh Kumar (40), his daughter Jasmine (5), sister-in-law Sanjna (30) and her two daughters were declared dead at the hospital.
The annual report stated that AP has reported a total of 22,311 traffic accidents in the year 2021 and observed a 20.4% increase in the number of cases filed compared to 2020.
Transport officials admit that 70 per cent of road accidents are due to overspeeding and 90 per cent due to human error.
The State witnessed 15,384 casualties in 14,747 accidents, ranking after Uttar Pradesh with 18,972 casualties in 18,228 accidents.
Two persons, including a 31-year-old woman, were killed in separate road accidents in the city on Saturday night.
They have been conducting patrols at identified black spots.
A Sundarraj, a driver, said TNSTC has been operating in loss and, to make up for it, is plying special buses using regular tickets during weekends.
"We observed that during weekends the number of accidents is high. So No Accident Day is being implemented every Saturday.”
As per Kerala Road Safety Authority, nearly 110 people get injured in accidents everyday, resulting in death of 10 during rainy season
Kerala reported 12.6 per cent fewer deaths in January-May this year than the same period in 2019 ever since the initiative was rolled out at the start of 2022.
Addressing an event at the Thyagaraj Stadium, Kejriwal said, in some cases, it becomes difficult for medical aid to reach an area during an emergency because of congestion.
An autorickshaw heading to Sadashivapuram from Khammam collided head-on with a TSRTC bus.
With the continuing rain making driving difficult, motorists are worried about hydroplaning or skidding.
The minister lamented that unfortunately, road safety is considered something that comes once a year.
The Collector further said that transport department officials should conduct random checks on worn out vehicles and seize them.