Road accidents decreased by 8.1% in year 2021 as compared to 2019

Road accidents in the country have decreased by 8.1 percent in the year 2021 as compared to 2019. The injuries due to road accidents have also decreased by 14.8 percent. It was revealed in a recent report by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry.

However, it stated that fatalities on account of road accidents have increased by 1.9 percent in 2021 corresponding to the same period in 2019. During the previous year 2020, the country saw a decrease in accidents, fatalities, and injuries due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the resultant nationwide lockdown.

India is committed to bringing down fatalities caused by road accidents. The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has also formulated a multi-pronged strategy to address the issue of road safety based on Education, Engineering, Enforcement, and Emergency Care.

It has implemented a scheme called Grant of Financial Assistance for Administering Road Safely Advocacy and Awards for the Outstanding Work Done in the Field of Road Safety regarding the same.