1.2 lakh people died in road accidents in 2020

The average number of deaths caused due to road accidents in 2020 stood at 14 deaths per hour.

According to a media report, more than 1.2 lakh people lost their lives in various road accidents in 2020. Even at a time when the country was under lockdown, the average number of deaths stood at 328 people per day or 14 deaths per hour.

While the number of deaths caused due to road accidents was high, it was 12.2% less compared to 2019. According to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), almost 4 lakh people have died due to negligence in road accidents in the last 3 years.

In 2020, the total number of those injured in accidents caused due to rash and negligent driving stood at 1.30 lakh, which was 30,000 less than the 2019 figure and 36,000 less than the total cases reported in 2018.

52 people died in rail accidents in 2020. In 2019, 55 deaths were recorded, while in 2018, this figure was 35 deaths.

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