426 people die in road accidents per day or 18 every hour. This figure is the highest in any year. About 1.56 lakh deaths were recorded in road accidents last year.
This surpassed the death toll during the pre-pandemic of 2019. Statistics show that reducing road deaths is a major challenge for the government.
According to a report by Times of India, the increasing number of road accidents is a major concern. Statistics released by the NCRB point to an alarming trend of steady increase in the share of two-wheeler and pedestrian deaths in the country in recent years.
Statistics show that out of every 100 persons killed in road accidents, at least 44 were two-wheeler riders. The total number of two-wheeler riders who died in road accidents stood at 69,240, which is 18 percent higher than in 2019.
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