Kerala sees dip in road accidents
New Delhi: Finally, it looks like the massive road safety awareness campaigns by the government and several organisations are yielding result.
Figures submitted by the state transport department before the Road Safety Committee appointed by the Supreme Court showed that the number of road accidents reported between January and March this year was less than that of the same period last year.
According to the report, 9,761 accidents occurred in the state between January and March this year. As many as 906 people lost their lives in these incidents and 10,673 people were injured.
The number of accidents during January-March 2016 was 10,393. As many as 1188 deaths were reported during this period while 11,380 sustained injuries.
The state government has decided to expand the road safety awareness campaigns. The Transport Department aims to reduce the number of accidents to below 30,000 and bring down the death rate to less than 3000 this year. The target for next year will be to reduce it to less than 25,000 and 2,500. By 2025, this will be brought down to 10,000 and 1,000 respectively.