Thu, Mar 19, 2020, 02:42 PM
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways 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 the “Integrated Road Accident Database (IRAD) System”. The primary purpose of IRAD is to enhance road safety, and thus endeavours 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 a 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.