Delhi Witnesses Highest Number of Fatal Road Accidents

BANGALORE: The capital of India, Delhi is known for its grand culture and people. Being the capital of India, it shows the vibrant culture and trend. As a recent report by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) revealed that, Delhi leads the other Indian states in number of road accidents. The data is alarmingly high with 5 people losing their life every day.

The data showed that among those five, four are pedestrians and two are two-wheeler riders. This came in as more than a shock as more pedestrians are paying the price of unruly drivers on road.

The report stated that in road accidents, in Delhi, it claimed 325 lives at night time and under the sunlight 332; from January 1 to May 31 this year. This clearly points out to the fact that it’s not because of any technical fault or difficulty in driving, but mere irresponsible behavior of the drivers.

Quoting Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways' report - Road Accidents in India 2012, CSE said that about five road accident deaths occur every day, which includes two pedestrians and two two-wheeler riders. It also said every week, two cyclists and one car rider dies in the city.

As per the report released by CSE, violation of rules is rampant in Delhi- with 329,000 cases of signal jumps, over 14,000 cases of drunken driving and 45,158 cases of over speeding being reported across different parts of the national Capital.

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