NEWS Speed ​​devil behind 18% rise in Punjab road fatalities

Speed ​​devil behind 18% rise in Punjab road fatalities

Of the 4,589 registered road deaths in Punjab in 2021, with an average of 13 deaths per day, the 6pm-9pm period proved to be the most dangerous, accounting for 20.7% of the deaths registered during this period.

According to the annual report “Road Accidents and Traffic 2021” submitted to the Punjab Police Chief (DGP) Gaurav Yadav, at his office at the Punjab Police Headquarters, road accident deaths in Punjab in 2021 have increased by 17.7 per cent, compared to the previous year. (2020) has the opposite downward trend.

In 2021, a total of 3,276 people will die in traffic accidents due to speeding, followed by 522 deaths due to reverse driving.

The three Police Commission districts of Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar accounted for 537 deaths in traffic accidents, accounting for 11.7% of the total traffic fatalities in the state.

In Punjab, road accidents cost Rs. ¥ 178.51 billion in 2021.

In terms of age, 69 percent of those involved in all types of fatal traffic accidents were between the ages of 18 and 45.

The three districts of Punjab Rupnagar, SBS Nagar and Fatehgarh Sahib ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively, with a road traffic fatality rate almost 1.7 times the state average.

Road fatalities fell in 10 of the 22 districts, with Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts most affected, rising from 18th to 10th and 13th respectively. Move up to 7th place.

An estimated 2.29% of the country’s total population lives in Punjab, yet Punjab’s share of total road fatalities in India has varied from 2.8% to 3.5% over the past five years. “375 vehicles, 982 two-wheelers registered every day”

In 2021, a total of 5,16,968 motor vehicles will be registered in Punjab, representing an annual growth rate of 0.22%.

An average of 375 new cars and 982 two-wheelers were registered in Punjab every day last year.

As of December 2021, the cumulative total number of registered vehicles in Punjab is 1.21 million (1,21,72,176).

72% of the total road fatalities occurred on national and state roads, both of which make up 5.93% of the total length of roads in Punjab.

Road fatalities fell in October and November compared to the previous year, 2020, while road fatalities increased in all other months.

In terms of location, out of 5871 reported road accidents, 2435 (41%) occurred in urban areas of Punjab and 3436 (59%) occurred in rural areas of Punjab. Rural areas of Punjab have a higher concentration of road accidents compared to available urban areas. In the previous year (2020), road accidents in urban areas accounted for 43% of road fatalities.

Ten of the 22 districts saw a decline in road fatalities, with Jalandhar and Ludhiana districts being the hardest hit, rising from 18th to 10th and 13th to 7th respectively . Speeding and reverse driving are the leading causes of death in Punjab.

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