(The Gist of PIB) Government confident of halving road accident deaths from 1.5 lakh per annum by 2025as against the target of 2030
(THE GIST OF PIB) Government confident of halving road accident deaths from 1.5 lakh per annum by 2025 as against the target of 2030
Government confident of halving road accident deaths from 1.5 lakh per annum by 2025 as against the target of 2030
Government had signed the Brasilia declaration in 2015, committing to reduce road accident and fatality by half.
As per National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), During 2019, a total of 4,37,396 cases of road accidents were reported which caused 1,54,732 deaths. Traffic Accidents (43.9%) were major causes of accidental deaths.
59.6% of road accidents were due to over-speeding.
25.7% due to dangerous and careless driving or overtaking.
16.8% were due to reasons including drunk driving, poor weather conditions and mechanical defect.
Poor system of issuing licences,
Poor scientific investigation of accidents,
No pedestrian crossings on highways etc.
Steps by government:
Identification and removal of blackspots on highways (World Bank and ADB funded project).
Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019 was passed with stringent penalties, recall provision for defect vehicles, recognition of good Samaritans etc.
National Road Safety Policy, approved in 2010, outlining the policy initiatives for Safer Road Infrastructure, safe drivers, safe vehicles etc.
Pradhan Mantri Surakshit SadakYojana to eliminate dangerous spot from highways.