Nearly 80 percent of the 1.5 lakh accidents in India is contributed by unskilled drivers and defective vehicle plying on the road.
Corruption is said to be the main reason behind unskilled drivers and defective vehicles plying on the road. Addressing a national workshop on road safety, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari said the central government was committed to cracking down on corruption in the transport department.
He said with the use of technology the government was committed to transparency. Part of the overhaul is the corruption free systems for the issue of driving license and certification as well as registration of vehicles.
The government will add driver training institutes and traffic research centres and will be established in all states. Trauma care centres will be set up along the highways, ambulances will be stationed at regular intervals.
The government has identified 786 black spots on national highways across the country and the goal is to halve the number in the near future.
Also, present in the workshop was Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said education, engineering, and enforcement were crucial to controlling road accidents.