The death rate related to road accidents in India is quite high, and according to some statistics released by the National Criminal Records Bureau (NCBR), in 2021, there will be about 46 serious road accidents every hour in the country. The information was shared as part of a presentation conducted by Mercedes-Benz Research and Development India (MBRDI) on the sidelines of the 3rd Safe Roads Summit in Bengaluru, India.
According to the interim report of the NCBR Police, there will be 4,03116 serious road accidents in 2021. Road accidents resulted in 3,71,884 serious injuries and 1,55,622 deaths. About 17 people will die in road accidents every hour in India in 2021.
The total number of road accidents in 2021 resulted in 3,71,884 serious injuries and 1,55,622 fatalities.
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Citing data from the NCBR report, Mercedes-Benz R&D India also touched on some of the key factors contributing to these road accidents. According to the report, 5% of the highways in India are responsible for 60% of the fatalities, which can now be due to a variety of reasons, including poor road conditions, improper maintenance and violation of traffic rules. In fact, speeding is responsible for 60% of road accidents, resulting in 56 fatalities.
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In 2020, 10,416 people were killed on the road due to accidents caused by overloaded vehicles and heavy objects protruding from the vehicle.
MBRDI also shared some figures for 2020, during which time 10,416 people were killed in accidents caused by overloaded vehicles and vehicles with protruding loads. Additionally, the report states that 15,146 people died in 2020 due to not wearing a seat belt.
With these serious figures in mind, Mercedes-Benz India R&D is launching a high-decibel road safety campaign on the 3rd with the core theme of “Leading Safety towards Sustainable Development”road Road Safety Summit Edition. The company aims to raise awareness about building safer roads in India.