Road Safety Club is for learning road safety tips and propagating them to all the road users to make our roads safe. In India in the year 2014 the fatalities are increased by 2.9 % compared to the year 2013. The following are the facts published by NCRB for the year 2014 in Road Accidents in India.
A total of 4,81,805 traffic accidents comprising of 4,50,898 road accidents, 28,360 railway accidents and 2,547 railway crossing accidents were reported, these accidents caused 1,41,526, 25,006 and 2,575 deaths respectively during 2014.
Maximum traffic accidents were reported during 15:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs, accounting for 16.9% and 16.7% respectively of total traffic accidents in the year 2014.
Road Accidents cases in the country have increased by 1.8% during 2014, 4,50,898 cases compared to 2013 i.e. 4,43,001 cases. The fatalities in road accidents have increased by 2.9% during 2014 as compared to 2013.
During 2014, two wheelers have accounted for maximum fatal road accidents, contributing 26.4% of total road accidental deaths, followed by trucks/lorries (20.1%), cars (12.1%) and buses (8.8%).
The National Highways which share only 1.58% of total road length+ (76,818 out of 48, 65,394 Kms) accounted for highest road accidents, contributing 27.5% of total road accidents. State Highways having the share of 3.38% of total road length have reported 25.2% of road accidents in the country. However, a considerable number of road accidents were also reported on other roads, these accounted for 46.4% of total such accidents during 2014.
The highest number of fatal road accidents occurred on the National Highways accounting for 32.6% of fatal road accidents (46,110 out of 1,41,526 deaths) followed by State Highways (27.8%). A total of 1,802 fatal road accidents were reported at the Expressways.
Maximum fatalities at Expressways was reported in Telangana (279 out of 1,802 deaths) contributing 15.5% of total such fatal road accidents at Expressways.
Cause wise analysis of fatal road accidents in the year 2014 revealed that
• 47.9% fatalities in road accidents were due to over-speeding
• 41.5% fatalities due to Dangerous & Careless Driving / Overtaking
• 5.3% fatalities due to Poor weather conditions and
• 2.8% fatalities due to Defect in Mechanical condition of Motor Vehicle
Driving under influence of drug/alcohol contributed 1.6% of total road accidents which rendered 7,398 persons injured and 2,591 deaths in the country. Maximum incidents of fatal road accidents due to driving under influence of drug/alcohol were reported in Andhra Pradesh 14.9%, Telangana14.0%,, Bihar 13.5% and Uttar Pradesh of total fatal road accidents in country during 2014.
On analysing road accidents by place of occurrence, it was found that 54.7% and 45.3% of road accidents were reported in rural areas (2,46,768 cases) and urban areas (2,04,130 cases) respectively during 2014. Both in rural as well as urban area most of the accidents were reported at places near to residential area, 16.5% and 16.4% of road accidents in rural area and in urban area were reported at places near to residential area. 7.5% of road accidents in urban area took place at pedestrian crossing during 2014. Besides, 5.3% of road accidents in the country were reported at places near to schools, college or educational institutions (23,723 out of 4,50,898 cases) during 2014.
Studies revealed that major cause for these deaths is "Human error". Hence there is a need to educate the road users to reduce these figures, let's get together to save thousands of innocent lives and make our roads safer.
The objective of this club is to create "Road Safety circles" among the road users and improve their knowledge and skills to reduce the accidents and develop young ambassadors as trainers to take up this to each individual to bring the change in the attitude of the road user and see that no one should die on the roads. Let us go to them "educate, enlighten and empower" to live long.
This is a group for learning road safety tips and propagating them to all the road users. About 139091 persons killed due to road accidents India in the year 2012. The split as per class of vehicles is , Truck/Lorry - 26678, Bus - 13076, Tempo/Van - 7885, Jeep - 9273, Car - 14110, Three Wheeler - 6737, Two Wheeler - 32318, Bicycle - 3069, Pedestrian - 11571 and Others - 14374 and these figures growing every year. Studies revealed that major cause for these deaths is "Human error". Hence there is a need to educate the road users to reduce these figures, let's get together to save thousands of innocent lives and make our roads safer.
The aim of this club is to create "Road Safety circles" among the road users and improve their knowledge and skills to reduce the accidents and develop young ambassadors to take up this to each individual and see that no one should die on the roads. Let us go to them "educate, enlighten and empower" to live long.
Kendriya Vidyalaya Begumpet
Student projects on Road Safety