Raipur: An alarming increase of 12.15 per cent in road accidents and 24.87 per cent in deaths due to road accidents have been reported in Chhattisgarh.
Special Director General of Police RK Vij and AIG Traffic Sanjay Sharma reviewed the Integrated Road Accident Database along with action on road accidents, violation of traffic rules, and enforcement in different districts.
During the review, it was revealed that over 4,066 persons died and 7,898 persons were injured in 9,288 road accidents in the first nine months. Besides, in the month of September itself, 370 persons died and 848 were injured in 988 road accidents. In Raipur district over 350 people died and 950 were injured in 1269 road accidents in the first nine months.
Road accidents that caused maximum 47.11 per cent of deaths occurred from 03 PM to 09 PM. National Highways 28.57 per cent, state highways 19.58 per cent, and district main roads and other roads have 51.83 per cent of the fatal road accidents. In these accidents, 69.34 per cent of motorcyclists, 13.05 per cent pedestrians, 4.88 per cent car, jeep riders, 3.73 per cent tractor riders and 3.31 per cent cycle riders have lost their lives.
Over 60.12 per cent of accidents were due to speeding, 12.42 per cent due to negligence, and other fatal road accidents due to intoxication, wrong direction driving, use of mobile, cattle in the road etc. In the first nine months, an alarming increase of 12.15 per cent in road accidents, 24.87 per cent in deaths, and 5.53 per cent in injured has been shown.