PATNA: State transport minister Sanjay Kumar Nirala on Saturday said the provisions of Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 will be enforced more strictly in the rural areas to bring down number of accidents.
Speaking at the launch of National Road Safety Week here, Nirala said there has been a 40-50% rise in two-wheeler riders wearing helmets after the strict enforcement of amended MV Act. “The number of road accidents and fatalities has come down significantly in Bihar after the implementation of amended MV Act,” Nirala said.
Transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal also said road accident-related deaths in the state have come down after the implementation of amended MV Act.
State transport commissioner Seema Tripathi said 85% of road accidents occur due to over-speeding by motorists in the age group of 19 to 44 years.
Vyas Ji, vice-chairman of Bihar State Disaster Management Authority, said, “The 4 Es – education, enforcement, engineering and emergency care – are the solutions to road accidents in the state. We have already improved road engineering at various locations, especially on highways.”Source: Times Of India