(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Road Accidents in India

(Video) Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV) In Depth: Road Accidents in India

Topic: Road Accidents in India

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A report on road accidents published by the Union transport ministry has shown a steep rise in the number of pedestrians killed on the roads.

The increase is as much as 84 per between 2014 and 2018, with average daily fatalities going up from 34 in 2014 to 62 last year.

The report also says in all 22,656 pedestrians were killed last year.

West Bengal topped the list of pedestrian fatalities with 2,618 deaths followed by Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

Several causes are attributed to road accidents including over speeding, drunken driving, red light jumping, avoiding driving safety measures like helmets and seat belts, using mobile phones, honking, lack of traffic sense. There are also issues pertaining to the lack of infrastructural facilities like driving such as poor pedestrian space, undivided roads, potholes, narrow roads, sharp road curvatures.

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Courtesy: RSTV

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