Road accidents claim 419 lives in three years
ITANAGAR, Jan 10: Almost every day we hear about road accidents in Arunachal Pradesh. However, only few accidents are recorded and made known to public as many of such accidents go unreported and unrecorded. The data available with this daily is alarming.
Between 2009-2011, 419 people lost their lives involving 826 accidents. One died and four others sustained major injuries, when their speeding Maruti ZEN, AS/22A/3434 collided with a bus bearing no AR/09/6947 coming from opposite direction at Raneghat Bridge, Pasighat at around 6.30 pm yesterday. The deceased was identified as Lohit Gogoi, a worker of Bushi Yada Motors, Pasighat. Late Gogoi along with his collogues were coming toward Pasighat from Mebo after attending a Picnic party when their speeding car crushed into the Bus. DIPRO In 2009, there were 306 accidents with 158 deaths and 530 injuries while in 2010, there were 293 accidents which resulted in 148 deaths, 491 injuries. In 2011 there were 227 accidents which claimed the lives of 113 and left 432 injured. As per the data available in Road Safety Cell, PHQ Itanagar, the numbers of person killed in road accident during 2010 upto November 2011 increased in Tawang, Papum Pare Rural, West Siang, Lohit and Anjaw Districts while the rest of the districts of the state indicated negative marking. The majority of the accidents were caused because of breaking speed limits, reckless driving, including ignoring road sign and signals, driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, using cell phone while driving, driver distraction and bad road conditions. The analytical data further informed that age group from 21 -30 years are most venerable to accidents. The citizens of the state though well acquainted with all the consequences of road accidents but hardly few individuals have realized the value of traffic guidelines and successfully averted human error related road accidents. Though, the State’s Road Safety...
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