The report states that about 2.29 percent of the country’s total population lives in Punjab, but the state’s share of the total number of road accidents is 2.8 percent.
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domestic car accident Many cases followed. These incidents have increased due to heavy winter fog. Meanwhile, a report on traffic accidents in Punjab last year said that 13 people will die in traffic accidents every day in Punjab in 2021. According to the report “Road Accidents and Traffic in Punjab – 2021” Director-General of Police (DGP) Gaurav Yadav said on Monday that a total of 4,589 people died in various road accidents in 2021, an average of 13 deaths per day.
According to the report, road traffic fatalities have increased by 17.7 percent compared to 2020. In 2020, the number is 3,898. Other Inspector-General of Police (Traffic) AS Rai and Punjab Traffic Adviser Navdeep Asija were also present when the DGP reported.
That’s why this number has decreased in 2020
With fewer vehicles on the roads in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of accidental fatalities in 2021 is almost the same as in 2019 before the pandemic, Asija said, according to the Indian Express. At that time, 4,000,525 people died in traffic accidents.
Most deaths are due to speeding
The report states that about 2.29 percent of the country’s total population lives in Punjab, but the state’s share of the total number of road accidents is 2.8 percent. Speeding and wrong-way driving were the “leading causes of death” in road crashes, the investigation found. “In 2021, a total of 3,276 people will be killed in speeding accidents and 522 people will be killed in reverse driving,” the report said.
Analyzing the financial impact, the report said road accidents in Punjab could cost Rs 1,785.1 crore in 2021 based on socio-economic cost analysis. In addition, the report said that 69 percent of people involved in various fatal road accidents were between the ages of 18 and 45. In 2021, the time interval between 6pm and 9pm recorded the most road crashes, accounting for 20.7 per cent of the state’s total.