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Posted on 03/03/2016

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Rajasthan top five in road accident during -2014

The total number of deaths in road accidents in India was 141526 during 2014.

The top 10 states/UTs in terms of deaths in road accidents in India during 2014 were: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana and West Bengal.

The total number of deaths in road accidents in Uttar Pradesh was 16284 during 2014, which was 11.51% of the total number of deaths in road accidents in India during the year.

The total number of deaths in road accidents in Tamil Nadu was 15190 during 2014, which was 10.73% of the total number of deaths in road accidents in India during the year.

The total number of deaths in road accidents in Maharashtra was 13529 during 2014, which was 9.56% of the total number of deaths in road accidents in India during the year.

The total number of deaths in road accidents in Karnataka was 10444 during 2014, which was 7.38% of the total number of deaths in road accidents in India during the year.

The total number of deaths in road accidents in Rajasthan was 10287 during 2014, which was 7.27% of the total number of deaths in road accidents in India during the year.

In fact, these top 5 states accounted for almost half i.e. 46.45% of the total number of deaths in road accidents in India during 2014.

Road Safety – How to Prevent Accidents

It is better to be safe than to be sorry. Prevent accidents by taking all the precautions you can.As they say speed thrills and also kills. Keep a rein on your speed,

  1. Obey traffic rules.
  2. Wear seat belts.
  3. Pedestrians and children come first
  4. Read caution signs:
  5. Adopt antiskid break systems in the cars,
  6. Air bags in vehicles are a must to cushion the impact in case of accidents.
  7. Reflectors to be used on the rear of the vehicle
  8. Vehicle must be in good working condition-
  9. Roads should be in good condition with proper sign boards.
  10. Avoid drugs and alcohol while driving.
  11. Falling asleep behind the wheel has led to many grave mishaps on the road.

The Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) 1988, Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 and State Motor Vehicle Rules are the legal instruments for the conduct of road traffic in India. Some of the common offences and the consequent penalties are listed below:

 

Offences  MVA Penalty
1. Not carrying valid licence while driving 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
2. Not carrying documents as required 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
3. Dangerous Lane cutting 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
4. Moving against One-Way 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
5. Overtaking dangerously 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
6. Jumping Signal (driving at red light) 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
7. Driving on Footpath 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
8. Stopping at Pedestrian Crossing or Crossing Stop Line 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
9. Parking Violations 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
10. Horn offences 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
11. Number Plate Offences 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
12. Improper use of Headlights 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
13. Charging Excess Fare 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
14. Misbehavior with Passenger 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
15. Refusal to ply for Hire 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
16. Breach of rules regarding carriage of hazardous goods 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
17. Using Mobile Phones while driving 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
18. Driving without Helmet 177 First Offence: Fine up to Rs. 100; Subsequent Offence: Fine up to Rs. 300
19. Breach of order, refusal to give information 179 Fine up to Rs 500 or Imprisonment up to 1 month or both.
20. Allowing the vehicle to be driven by a person who does not
possess a valid licence

 

Mandatory Signs or Regulatory Signs

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