In our endeavor to unlock the potential of safer roads, we have often taken the road less traveled by raising our voice for regulatory frameworks that matter.
A survey by Economic Times found that 79% of the 1.13 lac respondents supported the ban. Surprisingly, even the people who said that they consume alcohol, supported the verdict.
As per a cause-wise analysis by the National Crime Records Bureau, over speeding accounts for 59.6% of the total accidents (2,60,898 out of 4,37,443 cases)which caused 86,241 deaths and injuries to 2,71,581 persons. Dangerous/careless driving or overtaking caused 1,12,519 accidents(25.7% of total accidents) which resulted in 42,557 deaths and injuries to 1,06,555 personsduring 2019. 2.6% (11,303 out of 4,37,443 cases) of such accidents were due to poor weather condition. Whereas, driving under influence of drug/alcohol contributed 1.7% of total accidents which resulted in injuries to 6,675 persons and 2,972 deaths in the country.
The cause – wise analysis of fatal road accidents revealed that 55.7% (86,241 out of 1,54,779 deaths) and 27.5% (42,557 out of 1,54,779 deaths) of fatalities in road accidents were due to over-speeding and dangerous/careless driving or overtaking respectively.