Hyderabad records drop in road accidents, deaths in 2021

Since 2019, the city has been showing a consistent dip in road accidents of all kinds. From 2,493 in 2019, the figures have dropped to 1,843 in 2020 and further down to 1,657 in 2021.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  9 Dec 2021 5:49 AM GMT
Hyderabad records drop in road accidents, deaths in 2021

Hyderabad, December 9: Hyderabad witnessed a steady drop in the number of road accidents in 2021.

According to data released by the Hyderabad Police, the city recorded a total of 1,657 road accidents in 2021.

Since 2019, the city has been showing a consistent dip in road accidents of all kinds. From 2,493 in 2019, the figures have dropped to 1,843 in 2020 and further down to 1,657 in 2021.

Fatal Accidents

So far, 237 persons have died in road accidents in 2021. The number of fatal accidents has also been reducing in the past five years, according to the data. In 2017, 303 deaths died in road accidents, in 2018, it was 294, in 2019, it was 259, in 2020, it was 248 and in 2021 it is 237 so far.

The data also revealed that injuries due to road accidents are also decreasing in the city. In 2018, 2,076 people were injured, in 2019; it was 2,063, 1,510 in 2020 and 1,108 in 2021.

Reasons for fatal accidents

Overspeeding is the major cause of road accidents in Hyderabad. In 2021, out of the 237 deaths, 178 were due to overspeeding. 24 deaths were due to carelessness and negligence, 13 due to drunk driving, 10 due to wrong side driving, and 6 were due to driving by minors.

Kinds of traffic violations

Most of the traffic violations in 2021 accounted for not wearing a helmet or not properly wearing it. 39 lakh cases of helmet violations were reported in the city. The number of cases was 41,000 in 2014. In 2015, it was 1.33 lakh.

Besides, 75,000 cases of violation of stop line, 1.12 lakh cases of triple riding on bikes, 76,000 cases of over speeding or dangerous driving, 17,359 cases of entering no-entry areas, 40, 274 cases of signal jumping, 34,191 cases of cell phone driving, 21,041 cases of drunken driving, and 28,320 cases of vehicles without number plates were also reported in the city in 2021.

However, the average speed of vehicles in the city has steadily increased over the last few years. In 2016, the average speed was 19 km/hr, in 2019, it was 22km/hr and in 2021, it is 25km/hr.

In the traffic analysis and year-wise comparison, the City Police also noted that most of the fatal accidents in 2021 involved goods carrier vehicles (43), followed by bikes (24), cars, and cabs (14), auto-rickshaws (8), and ambulances (2).

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