jump in death toll
A total of 10 thousand 790 road accidents were reported across the state last year as compared to 9 thousand 553 accidents and 7 thousand 660 deaths in 2021. In which 8 thousand 896 people died. Talking about the statistics of the last six years, the highest number of 52% deaths in the state have happened due to dangerous or negligent driving / overtaking. Apart from this, 34% were due to over-speeding and driving on the wrong side. The same 3% happened due to use of mobile phone while driving and other reasons. Pedestrians are more victims of accidents. Which is 34% of the total road accidents. According to transport department officials, around 70% of road accidents are happening on highways.
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road accident situation in patna
Sheohar recorded the highest number of 575 road accidents last year, followed by East Champaran 524, Gaya 492, Madhubani 487, Sheikhpura 464 and Samastipur 406. According to the data shared by the Patna Traffic Police, there were 415 road accidents in Patna in 2022, in which 196 people died. The same 201 people were injured. Road accidents have increased by 59% and the death rate by 9.4% during the year. Anil Kumar, Traffic SP (Patna), said that after the end of the lockdown period in the district in 2022, there was a huge jump in the number of vehicles coming out on the road. Besides, there has been improvement in road connectivity in rural areas, but there is a lack of awareness among people about safe driving, he added. These are the two major reasons behind the increase in road accidents and death rate in Patna.
more death in road accident
We are regularly conducting awareness campaigns and programs at educational institutions and other places, keeping a tab on traffic violators, the official said. People are encouraged to use safety gear like helmets and seat belts. Bihar has 288 black spots (10 accidents and 10 deaths occurred within a year) and 514 sensitive points. Where more than three persons died within a year. Fewer than 10 accidents occurred. According to transport officials, the department in collaboration with other government departments is continuously working on the 4 ‘E’s of road safety – education, enforcement, engineering and emergency care.
Road Safety Preparation
Road Safety Council’s nodal officer Dhananjay Kumar Bampat said that they are working on many aspects. Improvements are being made on various parameters including road signage, geometry and engineering work. Road safety status is being audited to identify more black spots and weak points. doing audit. He said that corrective measures are being taken with the help of other departments to create awareness among people and prevent road accidents and deaths.
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