Road accidents can be reduced

Synopsis: India road accident status highlights the importance of road safety in India.  Introduction Recently, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways decided to award Good Samaritans who save the lives of road accident victims with the cash prize. Read more: Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launches Rewarding Scheme for Grant of Award to… Continue reading Road accidents can be reduced

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launches Rewarding Scheme for Grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved life of a victim of a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle

What is the news? Recently, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued Guidelines for the Scheme for grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved the life of a victim from a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle. Who is a Good Samaritan? A Good Samaritan is a person… Continue reading Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Launches Rewarding Scheme for Grant of Award to the Good Samaritan who has saved life of a victim of a fatal accident involving a motor vehicle

1.2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020: NCRB

What is the News? National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) has released a report titled ‘Crime in India’ Report, 2020. The report has talked about road accidents in India. Read more: Crime in India Report, 2020 What are the Key Findings of the Report on Road Accidents? Road Accidents in 2020: India has recorded 1.20 lakh cases… Continue reading 1.2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020: NCRB

India had most deaths in road accidents in 2019: Report

News: Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has released a report titled “Road Accidents in India”. Facts: Key Highlights from the report: Road Accidents: The total number of road accidents in India declined 3.86% in 2019. However, India continued to have the most road fatalities in the world followed by China. Causes of Road Accidents:… Continue reading India had most deaths in road accidents in 2019: Report

Centre asks States to identify accident-prone spots

News:The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued guidelines to States for identifying accident ‘black spots’ on national highways and rectifying them. Facts: About Black spots: A black spot is defined as a stretch not more than 500m in length where five accidents have taken place or where ten fatalities have happened in the… Continue reading Centre asks States to identify accident-prone spots

Trauma Care Centres for Road Accident Victims

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways has informed Rajya Sabha about the setting up of Trauma Care Facilities along National Highways under the scheme “Capacity Building for Developing Trauma Care Facilities on National Highways”. The overall objective of the scheme is to bring down preventable deaths due to road accidents by developing a pan-India… Continue reading Trauma Care Centres for Road Accident Victims

Telling Numbers: Road accidents kill 400/day, 1/4th of them in UP & Tamil Nadu

According to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways data,road accidents in India has killed around 1.5 lakh people every year between 2015 and 2017. This works out to a daily average of 400 or more deaths in each of the three years. The ministry has also presented state-wise data.Uttar Pradesh has the highest number… Continue reading Telling Numbers: Road accidents kill 400/day, 1/4th of them in UP & Tamil Nadu