New Delhi:There has been 10 percent reduction in the number of accidental deaths in the country after implementation of new Motor Vehicles Act.
Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari informed the Lok Sabha today that there has been positive results of the implementation of new act and the highest reduction in deaths was 14 percent in Gujarat followed by 13 percent in Uttar Pradesh.
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Shri Nitin Gadkari in a written reply in Lok Sabha today informed that as per the available information, vehicles accidents in the country are:-
|Sr. No.||Name of the State||Number of Vehicle Accidents during 5 months before Implementation of the Act (Apr’19 to Aug’19)||Number of Vehicle Accidents during 5 months after Implementation of the Act (Sept’19 to Jan’20)||Percentage Change|
|4||Jammu & Kashmir||2683||2284||-14.87%|
|7||Kerala||20103 (for 6 months)||21105 (for 6 months)||+4.90%|
|8||Assam||4058 (for 6 months)||4352 (for 6 months)||+7.20%|
|11||Haryana||5537 (for 6 months)||5490 (for 6 months)||-1.00%|
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has recently launched “Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD) System”. The primary purpose of IRAD is to enhance road safety, and thus endeavors to generate various types of insights through the Analytics Dashboard, Trend Analysis etc. and therefore, decision making by Apex Authorities. The six states identified for piloting the project are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The Ministry implements scheme of publicity measures and awareness campaigns on road safety to create awareness among road users through various media, NGOs etc. Besides, National Road Safety Week is observed every calendar year for spreading awareness and strengthening road safety.