Sixteen people get killed every hour on Indian roads
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According to the provisional data released by the government, the total number of road fatalities stood at 146,000 in 2015. Compared to 2014, which saw 141,526 road accident deaths, the number in 2015 has increased by around 3%.
Road accidents are turning out to be one of the major contributors to the loss of lives in developing nations, and India tops that list.
Road safety is also a concern and it should also be taken care of by each state authorities.
The major causes that contribute to road accidents are over-speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, dangerous or careless driving and dilapidated road infrastructure.
In order to ensure road safety, there is an urgent need to make legislative changes, faster implementation of the amended Motor Vehicles Act and make optimal use of technology to cut down delays in taking any action related to road safety.