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Last year, riders accounted for over 50% fatalities: Report

NYOOOZ 2018-10-12 05:30:00

Last year, riders accounted for over 50% fatalities: Report

  • | Friday | 12th October, 2018

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PANAJI: Figures published in the recently released Road Accidents in India (2017) report have revealed that 232 of the 328 people killed in road accidents in Goa last year were be two-wheeler riders. Pedestrians were at the receiving end of road accidents as well, with 164 accidents claiming 47 lives.“Nearly 15% of those who died in accidents were pedestrians. Of these, 213 were men.“The probability of fatalities in road accidents is doubled if a helmet is not used,” DGP Muktesh Chander, said.Of the fatalities, 131 were due to riders not wearing helmets. Besides the 131 deaths caused due to not wearing helmets, five fatalities were caused due to the absence of seat belts. Overspeeding emerged as the most common traffic violation, leading to 3,536 accidents and 316 deaths.There were a total of 3,917 accidents in 2017, all of which were committed by valid licence holders.

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