Yearly, road accidents kill 5 times more people in J&K compared to terrorism

Jammu, January 13: With records putting India on the top of the list of accidental deaths, a member of National Road Safety Council, Kamaljit Soi, has made an appeal to the state government to order installation of speed governors in all the commercial vehicles of the state.

Kamaljit Soi said that despite having less than 7 per cent of vehicles in the world, India is at number one on the list of accidental deaths while in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the recorded number of death by road accidents is five times more than the deaths in terror incidents.

The records compiled by NRSC says that around 200 people die in the state in a year because of terror related incidents. On the other hand, more than one thousand people die in the state every year in road mishaps in which around 50% die due to speeding and most of them by the commercial vehicles, Kamaljit further said.

Also, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) accident statistics of 2014 says that Jammu & Kashmir accounted for 5,861 accidents with 928 accidental deaths. Besides the 5,830 road accidents took place leading to 1,030 deaths and injuries to 7,958 persons according to National Crime Records Bureau report for the year 2014

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