Road safety, 133 users of two-wheelers die every day in India

IndiaRoad accidents claim the lives of 133 two-wheeler's users in India every day. According to 2017 statistics, the number of deaths amounts to 48 746 for an entire year.

The non-use of a helmet is the major cause of death for these drivers. Failure to comply with this security measure accounts for 73% of deaths, that is 35 975 people per year. Nearly half of the victims are reported in four states: Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.

In India, 33% of road accidents are due to the two-wheelers. As of September 1, 2019, the Highway Code has introduced tougher penalties for violators.

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