New Delhi

Road accidents increase in 2018

Neighbourhood News Desk/New Delhi/Avi Arya

After two years of road fatalities declining, death count increased in 2018 with around 20 more people dying in fatal crashes compared to the number in 2017.

On January 9, 2019, data from the traffic police showed that in 2018, 1,562 fatal road accidents were reported in Delhi. This, though marginally lower than the 1,565 crashes reported in 2017, resulted in 1.26% more deaths.

Taj Hassan, special commissioner of police (traffic), said that there was a slight increase in the number of road accident fatalities in Delhi last year compared to the previous two years and their focus this is to make the commuters more aware of the situation.

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