45 road accidents in one week in Rachakonda; 38,388 cases of MV Act violation

In the detailed analysis, the police have combined the data of different causes and categories of road accidents and mentioned the measures that they have implemented.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Nov 2021 8:51 AM GMT
45 road accidents in one week in Rachakonda; 38,388 cases of MV Act violation

Hyderabad: Forty-five road accidents and 38,388 cases of violation of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 were reported in the last one week, according to a weekly analysis conducted by the Rachakonda police.

In the detailed analysis, the police have combined the data of different causes and categories of road accidents and mentioned the measures that they have implemented.

Out of the 45 road accidents, 11 were fatal. Most of the accidents occurred due to human errors like negligence of drivers, overspeeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, self-skidding of vehicles, and defects in road engineering.

According to the data on the number of cases under different heads of offences, most of the cases were booked for not wearing a helmet. In the last one week from 30 October to 5 November, around 2,105 cases were booked for not wearing a helmet and Rs. 46,38,700 was collected as fine for the same. The other two important offences were overspeeding (1,430 cases) and driving without a license (826 cases).


Drunken driving in Rachakonda PS limits

To curb the menace of drunken driving, the Rachakonda traffic police booked 103 drunken drivers from 30 October to 5 November 2021. Also, violators were counseled, a fine amounting to Rs. 2,63,000 was imposed, and three persons imprisoned.

A majority of the drunken driving cases were reported from Vnasthalipuram police station limits followed by Uppal and Chottupal police stations.


All the 103 drunken drivers were male and mostly belonged to the age group of 21-30.


Mitigation measures

As part of its objective to achieve an 'accident-free society', the Rachakonda police have been conducting various traffic awareness programmes among the public, students, and drivers.

The traffic engineering cell staff along with other stakeholders visited the fatal accident-prone places along with concerned stakeholders and L&O and traffic officers and studied the cause of road accidents. Short-term, medium-term, and long-term remedial measures were addressed. The staff coordinated and monitored the suggestions identified to rectify black spots or accident-prone places.

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