Millennium Post

Private cars killed 48 in two months

New Delhi: Rashly driven private cars killed 48 persons on the street of National Capital in the first two months of New Year. Police said that vehicles carrying goods and two-wheelers also turned deadly killing 46 others. Police sources told Millennium Post that till February, 258 persons were killed by more than 15 different vehicles. A senior police officer told this newspaper that they have taken several initiatives including action against rash and drunken driving through which the road accident has decreased.

"Last year till same period deaths by the different vehicles were 270 but this year it is 258," added the officer.

In the same period in 2018, 41 persons were killed in 40 accidents involving private cars. "Private cars were involved in as many as 46 accidents in 2019 and 48 persons died," added sources.

Further, in 115 cases, unknown vehicles killed 116 persons. Vehicle carrying goods were involved in 23 accidents killing 25 persons. Last year 38 persons were killed in the accidents involving these heavy vehicles. As many as 21 persons were killed by two-wheelers in the city in 2019 while it was 19 last year. Further ambulance killed 1 person, bus–10, minibus/RTV–3, other states bus–1, cluster bus–5, crane–1, Delivery Van–1, Gramin Sewa–3, Tanker–1, Taxi–1, Tractor–7, Trailer/container–1, TSR–2 till February this year.

Police said that the road user behaviour plays an important role in maintaining safety in roads. The law enforcement agency in February announced the launch of first of its kind "Red Light Violation Detection and Speed Violation Detection System".

The system, set up along the Ring Road, is a 14-km corridor between Dhaula Kuan and Sarai Kale Khan, covers high traffic intensity junctions. The project is the first of its kind in the National Capital Region and is aligned with Government's focus to bring down accidents and fatalities in the country. The cameras capture multiple offences–Red Light Violation Detection (RLVD); Speed Violation Detection (SVD), Stop Line Violation, Wrong-Side Violation along with the registration number of the violating vehicle.

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