Nagpur: There are 958 road accidents on the roads of the city, Out of which 269 people, including about 49 women and 220 men, have died. While about 966 people have been injured. There has been a huge increase in the number of accidents on the road compared to the year 2020. At which time 213 people have died and 751 others have been injured in about 773 accidents in the city.
Although in the year 2019, there have been around 1,007 accidents on the roads, In which about 250 people have lost their lives and 1,042 have been injured in accidents related to this road, As revealed by the study conducted by the traffic police of Nagpur city.
In the year 2020, there has been a huge drop in road accidents due to the lockdown of almost four months. Because of this, according to the instructions of the Director-General of Police (Traffic) of the state, the road was completed in the year 2021. The accidents of the year 2019 are being compared with the accidents.
The total number of road accidents has decreased by about 49 as compared to the year 2019. But a slight northward trend has been observed in fatal accidents with about 18 more accidents reported.
Most of the road accidents in the year 2021 occurred during the absence of traffic policemen on the roads. According to the study, around 453 road accidents occurred between 1 pm to 5 pm and 9 pm to 7 pm, Where there was no traffic police on the roads at all.
NGO Jeevan Suraksha Prakalpa
The study of traffic police of Nagpur city led by deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Sarang Awad and joint commissioner of police Aswati Dorje has also revealed some shocking revelations. In comparison to national and state highways, internal roads are the most accident-prone routes in the city.
Motorists involved in overspeeding (22,158 cases in 2021), signal jumping (40,098), phone use (48,470), without helmet (2,95,521) were booked by the traffic police. Even the officials of the traffic police have implemented the amended Motor Vehicle Act, which has revised fines for traffic violations and also enforced suspension of driving licenses for various violations, These include riding without a helmet, using a mobile phone, and driving on the wrong side.
Traffic experts have also stressed the need for self-discipline among drivers. Raju Wagh of the NGO Jeevan Suraksha Prakalpa has said that if everyone drives carefully, then road accidents will automatically reduce. ‘Accident-Free City’ campaign has started by Raju and is also actively organizing various awareness camps in the city.