Data shared by the Hyderabad traffic police showed a 23% decrease in road accident deaths in the first six months compared to the same period last year. It also revealed a 38% decrease in pedestrian deaths.
Based on last year’s data, the traffic police said it had identified 60 accident-prone ‘Black Spots’ in the city to control further incidents.
“The department took up various measures at accident-prone areas resulting in a decrease of 23% in road accident deaths,” said traffic ACP, Anil Kumar. According to the data, last year 137 people died in road accidents between January and June, which has come down to 106 this year for the same period. While, nearly 53 pedestrian deaths were reported last year in the first six months, this year the number has fallen to 33. As many as 27,10,983 cases were booked by traffic cops this year while enforcing traffic violations.
Till mid-March traffic police conducted road safety awareness programs covering over two and a half lakh students in 578 educational institutions.Source: Times of India