Thiruvananthapuram: Two-wheeler accidents continues to remain high in Kerala when compared to the national level.
According to the Union Ministry of Road Transport accident report, 45 per cent of road accidents in the country in 2018 involved two-wheelers. By 2022, it has come down to 39 per cent.
However, two-wheeler accidents in Kerala in 2018 was 61 per cent. However, this rose to 67 per cent in 2020, 64 per cent in 2021 and 61 per cent in 2022 despite a reduction in traffic during the lockdown.
According to the Road Safety Authority, the increase in the use of two-wheelers and the inadequacy of the roads are the reasons for the rise in the number of accidents in the state.
As per the data of the State Crime Records Bureau, overspeeding and rash driving accounted for 57 per cent of accidents in 2022.
Out of the 1.66 crore vehicles in Kerala, 1.08 crore are two-wheelers. The accidental death involving two-wheelers stood at 1776 in 2019, 1239 in 2020 and 1390 in 2021.