With the help of ‘intelligent traffic management system’ in Maharashtra and the steps taken to monitor the speed of vehicles, road accidents have come down in the last three years. The state highway police has given this information. According to the figures of the highway police, there has been a decrease of 8.47 percent in road accidents and a decrease of 3.56 percent in the number of people who died in them last year. According to the data, 39,878 road accidents occurred in the state in 2016 while 36,056 road accidents occurred in 2017, 35,717 in 2018 and 32,925 road accidents in 2019.
According to statistics, in the last three years, there has been a decrease in such accidents in which no one was injured. In 2016, there were 6,271 such accidents, while in 2019 it decreased by 43.10 percent and there were a total of 3,568 such accidents. ALSO READ: Kandivali Road Accident Caught on Video: A fatal accident at WEH in Kandivali, Mumbai, death of a young man sitting on the back of a bike due to falling of barricading on the road.
There has also been a decrease in such accidents in the state in which a person died. There were 11,787 such accidents in the state in 2019, while in 2018 the number was 12,098, which means a decrease of 2.57 per cent in these accidents.
The number of people who died in road accidents has also decreased. In 2018, 13,648 people died in road accidents but in 2019 it decreased by 3.56 percent and a total of 12,788 people died in road accidents that year.
A senior Maharashtra Highway Police official told PTI that the reduction in road accidents is a result of the efforts being made by the highway and state police over the years.
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