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Maharashtra: On Average, 36 People Lost Their Lives Daily In Road Accidents Last Year

In accordance with the statistics put together by the Maharashtra Highway Safety Patrol 13,346 people died and 15,922 people got injured in 29,292 accidents in 2021.

Maharashtra: On Average, 36 People Lost Their Lives Daily In Road Accidents Last Year
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According to the latest reports, on average 36 people lost their lives daily in Maharashtra in road accidents in 2021. In accordance with the statistics put together by the Maharashtra Highway Safety Patrol 13,346 people died and 15,922 people got injured in 29,292 accidents in 2021.

Based on accounts, in contrast to 2020, the death toll has increased by 1,777. Additionally, in the past five years, an aggregate of 63,475 people has died in 1,58,960 accidents in Maharashtra. Similarly, Mumbai witnessed a decline from 288 deaths in 2020 to 277 deaths in 2021.

Police have been quoted in narratives elaborating on how speeding is the prominent cause of deaths in crashes, especially on highways.

Additionally, statistics published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in 2020, the state ranked sixth with 24,971 accidents. It also witnessed the second-highest number of deaths at 11,569.

The NCRB report brings to light that the majority of the accidents in 2020 took place between 6 pm and 9 pm which is during the peak hours.

Apart from this, a study conducted by Dr. Kirti Mahajan and Prof Nagendra Velaga of the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-Bombay) elucidated that drivers who sleep less than five hours or do not sleep adequately are at a higher risk for causing accidents.

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