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Road Accident Statistics in India

Over 1,37,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2013 alone, that is more than the number of people killed in all our wars put together.
Road Accident Statistics in India

Over 1,37,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2013 alone, that is more than the number of people killed in all our wars put together.

16 children die on Indian roads daily.

5 lives end on Delhi’s roads everyday.

There is one death every four minutes due to a road accident in India.

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Drunken driving is one of the leading causes of road fatalities.

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One serious road accident in the country occurs every minute and 16 die on Indian roads every hour.

1214 road crashes occur every day in India.

Two wheelers account for 25% of total road crash deaths.

20 children under the age of 14 die every day due to road crashes in in the country.

377 people die every day, equivalent to a jumbo jet crashing every day.

Two people die every hour in Uttar Pradesh – State with maximum number of road crash deaths.

Tamil Nadu is the state with the maximum number of road crash injuries

Top 10 Cities with the highest number of Road Crash Deaths (Rank –Wise):

Delhi (City)

Source of Information: National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, Law commission of India, Global status report on road safety 2013


  1. dr ashis das

    thank u for showing the information.our nation is developing very slowly. sometimes roads are there but not satisfactory above all,our mental health is not up to the mark as a driver,as a pedestrian and as a …

    • Ram

      From my last experience in India, back in Nov 2014 for less than 2 weeks, and going down the memory lane before I immigrated, I would say Indians are very suicidal when it comes to driving. How can one explain vehicles driving towards you on the opposite lane when there is no where else to go? How can one justify so many millions driving in high beam on a busy road, with vehciles coming in the oppsite direction? How can one justify a driver of a car/2 wheeler/ lorry keep driving towards another vehcile, stationery, moving, when all the human insitncts will say that it is a sure death. Roads in some places are not great, but the main problem is the DNA. How do you justify vast majority driving more 30 miles an hour in a built up area with thousands of residnets, houses, schools, homes? How do you justify morons driving at full clip seeing there are humans crossing the road? I have seen it all, it is not worth taking this risk living in most of India. I want to retire in India, but in a place, that has no motor vehicles, has plenty of fresh air, less human population more animals, not hot, not humid, no mosquitoes. Now, I can shoot myself!!

  2. Aj

    I do not agree that all road accidents are due to drunk drivers etc. A recent report and all the major points mentioned in the report said that in Andhra Pradesh (both AP and Telengana), majority of the accidents are due to poor infrastructure. We cannot call our roads as roads till the point we use it for the purpose it is built.

  3. Free Games

    Road safety experts also warn that the real numbers of fatalities could be much higher since many cases are not even reported. There is no estimate as to how many people injured in road accidents die a few hours or days after the accident. And their deaths are then no longer linked to road traffic accidents.

  4. Setia

    Proper education about. Road safety, driving missing in india. Punishment for breaking
    Driving rules is not sever.


    Feeling bad about this…,

  6. Chirag

    thank u for showing the information

  7. vijay

    I am 25 year old guy & driving 2 wheeler since last 5 year in Delhi , as per my observation most of the road accident in which someone meet to death is mostly because of the rush driving & ignoraning of traffic rules especially by our youth who hardly care about the traffic laws & also not about the life of others as well as their own .
    Many of the youngster drive without safety (helmets) and trying to jump redlight for no reason just to rech someplace without having in hurry.
    Even in city like Delhi their are so much awareness programms goes on regular basis & the traffic police also take care of everything so well but still there are is no. Of bunch of fools who never going to learn untill & unless they get to meet some life threatening injuries or goes behind the bar(Jail) .



    Accidents happen in a spur of moment .”Most of the accidents
    happen due to wrong judgment while overtaking.

    “Overtaking” is a virgin phenomenon & will continue occurring
    eternally whether in single or bi-directional movements on roads.

    In recent past “Use of flasher indicators” has decisively helped in reducing road accidents as they caution & indicate change in the status of direction of moving vehicles.

    The need of hour is to declare the exact status of the vehicle in
    movement &also declare the “immediate next actions to be happening” irrespective of driver’s desire.

    That’s where the “ACCI-PREVENT SYSTEM” comes into picture devised solely by ARUN BANDI author of this article. The system is so conceived &designed so as to give prior intimation to co-drivers such as braking, sudden reduction of speed & sudden acceleration. The system so incorporated in the vehicle exhibit the intentions of driver, &such an intimation comes as an involuntary action from the vehicle itself &not from the driver.

    The system can be compared with the involuntary muscular system of the human body, which control the functioning of vital organs of human body &which are fundamental for survival.
    Similar approach is taken with this system. Irrespective of driver’s desire the system indicates changing speed ranges , idling, deceleration & and forward acceleration.

    All the indications are conventional combinations SYNONIMOUS of STOP, LOOK & GO, the basic traffic lighting system &hence no chance of mistakes.

    The salient features of this system are :

    Ö– Accidents of overtaking in unidirectional as well as
    bi-directional movement will be minimal.

    Ö– Since it is irrespective of driver’s desire the co-drivers can
    safeguard themselves by knowing the status declaration of the moving vehicle constantly & can take appropriate actions.

    Ö– Due to constant indication of motional status of vehicle it will
    help regulating ongoing traffic & reduce pollution.

    ö– Traffic in new words ,will have “TOTAL TRANSPERANCY” as everybody’s movement intentions are known to everybody.

    ö–By any evaluations this will be an innovative value addition to an existing safety standard of vehicle.

    Working model (PROTOTYPE) of this system is available for display and demonstration with author.

    P A T E N T A P P L I E D F O R


    Want to share noble cause through new business proposal?

    Please contact

    ARUN BANDI -, +91-8554842433, 02024300209

  9. vinod bansal

    randitv at it again

    y u r showing indian road accidents only y not usa road accident only focus is on defaming india

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  11. lOKIE

    It is not about defaming India. I have stayed in Europe for 20 years and now I stay in India believe me the people here drive with a narrow mind. Going completely on the opposite direction while turning in a curve, driving in the opposite direction, driving on the footpaths, Using beam lights which can actually affect the vision of the driver coming in opposite direction – this is prohibited in Europe as you can only use the beam lights on insufficiently illuminated roads and that too if there is no vehicle at less than 150 m ahead. We here honk where we need to use the brakes. Gestures like politely leting someone else overtake you, facilitating traffic , voluntarily giving way etc are not only new to people here but they may find it foolish. These best practices can save so many lives. We must learn to drive with rules, even a monkey can learn to manage a car. We as humans with superior intelligence must do more. A lot to learn still.


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