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Road accidents on the rise, says transport official

Summary: Andhra Pradesh ranks eighth in the country when it comes to road accidents. As per the statistics there were 23,512 road accidents in which over 8,000 people lost their lives, about 26,000 were injured and 34,000 families were affected due to the accidents, said State Transport Commissioner N. Balasubramaniam here on Sunday. Such type of accidents were common on the Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad. According to him, over-speeding was the prime reason for accidents. Mr. Balasubramaniam also observed that irregular entry and exit along the National Highway was also another reason for the growing trend in accidents and scientific road engineering was the way out to arrest the trend.

Andhra Pradesh ranks eighth in the country when it comes to road accidents. As per the statistics there were 23,512 road accidents in which over 8,000 people lost their lives, about 26,000 were injured and 34,000 families were affected due to the accidents, said State Transport Commissioner N. Balasubramaniam here on Sunday. According to him, over-speeding was the prime reason for accidents.

He also pointed out that usage of technology such as CC TV cameras and laser speed guns, appear to be a good option to controls such accidents. Mr. Balasubramaniam also observed that irregular entry and exit along the National Highway was also another reason for the growing trend in accidents and scientific road engineering was the way out to arrest the trend. According to him, there are many irregular entry and exit points to the NH. Such type of accidents were common on the Outer Ring Road of Hyderabad. But after some scientific planning and by closing some irregular entries we have been able to bring down the accident rate, he said. The Transport Commissioner felt that people, especially youngsters without proper knowledge on driving are getting licenses and are plying vehicles on the roads without following the basic norms, and eventually leading to accidents. The proposed system of capturing the test drive at the test arena without human interference could reduce the incidences of issuing licences to bad drivers, he said.

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/road-accidents-on-the-rise-says-transport-official/article8294927.ece



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