2014 Recorded 16 Deaths Every Hour On Indian Roads

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Road accidents have become something that happen in regular intervals and authorities have been on their toes to bring these numbers down.

In 2014, India recorded 16 deaths every hour due to road accidents on an average. More than 1.41 lakh people died due to road accidents last year, which is 3 percent more than 2013.

According to data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), two major reasons for road accidents were speeding and dangerous driving. Nearly half of this involved two-wheelers and trucks.

2014 recorded 13,787 two-wheeler accidents and all were killed. Speeding accounted for another 1.7 lakh crashes, which resulted in more than 49,000 fatalities. Dangerous driving accounted for 42,000 lives.

Over 40 percent of these fatalities were recorded in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Rajasthan, which are the Top 5. UP alone recorded 16,284 fatalities.

Taking cities into account, the top 4 cities with highest number of accidents were Delhi, Chennai, Bhopal and Jaipur.

Keeping in mind and learning from global practices, road accidents were recorded state wise and citywise, under 13 categories.

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Story first published: Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 9:54 [IST]
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