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Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
15-December-2011 16:24 IST
Accident Road Accidents

             The number of accidents on roads have increased in recent years. The total number of road accidents reported in the country during the years 2007 to 2009 (the latest available data) is as under:-

 

Year

Number of Road Accidents in India

2007

479,216

2008

484,704

2009

486,384

 

The road accidents data in the country is compiled annually on a calendar year basis. The number of road accidents reported in Delhi during each of the year 2007 to 2009 is as under:-

 

Year

Number of Road Accidents in Delhi

2007

8,620

2008

8,435

2009

7,516

 

  The Ministry has taken the following steps to minimize road accidents in the country:

        i.            Road safety has been made an integral part of road design at the planning stage.

      ii.            Road Safety Audit of selected stretches of National Highways/Expressways.

    iii.            Establishment of driving training institutes.

    iv.            Tightening of safety standards of vehicles like helmets, seat belts, power-steering, rear view mirror.

   v.        Publicity campaigns on road safety awareness.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Dr. Tushar A. Chaudhary,   in  a written reply in  Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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