ALLAHABAD: Most of the deaths in road accidents occur due to head injuries, according to the data compiled by district traffic police authorities on Monday.
At least 1,013 road accidents were recorded in Allahabad between January 1 and September 30 this year which claimed 446 lives. More than 50% of the deaths were due to head injuries.
According to the report, nearly 47% road accident victims belong to the age group of 18-35 years, with men outnumbering women.
SSP, Prayagraj, Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj said, “Head injury is the biggest cause of death among two-wheeler riders in case of road accidents. As traffic police authorities implemented the new Motor Vehicle Act strictly, road accidents declined in September as compared to remaining eight months of the year.”
With the second special road safety week beginning on Monday, district traffic police authorities are focusing on “wear helmet, drive safe” campaign in the city. The campaign will conclude on Sunday.
“We will ensure that all two-wheeler riders wear helmets while driving. Besides, we are creating awareness on the use of helmet during road safety week,” the SSP said.
The new Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019, came into force on September 1 which imposes higher fines for traffic rule violations. This has forced 65-70% riders to wear helmets.
The report revealed that cases of fatal accidents were reported more between February and June as compared to rest of the months.
Lowest cases of road accidents (61) were reported in September in which 30 people died and 55 were injured.
In August, 94 road accidents were reported in which 38 people lost their lives and 61 were injured.
This year, highest number of road accidents (148) were recorded in June leading to 71 deaths and injuries to 98.
In 2018, a total of 614 people lost their lives and 850 others were injured in 1,380 cases of road accidents.
Date: November 08, 2019