The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has released the Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India (ADSI) 2014.
Note: This post will restrict itself to Traffic Accidents, particularly Road Accidents.
Traffic Accidents comprise of
- Road Accidents
- Railway Accidents and
- Railway Crossing Accidents.
Traffic Accidents have increased by 1.3% compared to 2013.
In 2014, there were 4,81,805 Traffic Accidents that resulted in injuries to 4,81,739 persons and 1,69,107 deaths:
- 4,50,898 Road Accidents resulting in 1,41,526 deaths
- 28,360 Railway Accidents resulting in 25,006 deaths
- 2,547 Railway Crossing Accidents resulting in 2,575 deaths
1/3rd of all Traffic Accident deaths occur in the states of Uttar Pradesh (12.2%), Maharashtra (11.0%), and Tamil Nadu (10.1%).
About 1/3rd (33.6%) of all Traffic Accidents occur between 3 pm and 9 pm.
24.2% of those killed in road accidents were the offending drivers/ pedestrians.
Most road accidents were reported from Tamil Nadu.
The National Highways accounted for the most road accidents (27.5%) and fatal road accidents (32.6%).
Most fatal road accidents on National Highways were reported from Uttar Pradesh, followed by Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu reported the maximum accidents and fatal road accidents on State Highways (12.9% of total fatal road accidents on State Highways).
Major causes of road accident deaths during 2014 were:
- Speeding (‘over-speeding’) (47.9%)
- Dangerous and careless driving/ Overtaking (41.5%)
Tamil Nadu accounted for the highest proportion (14.4%) of fatal road accidents occurring near schools/ colleges or other educational institutions, followed by Uttar Pradesh (12.7%).
Link to the ADSI 2014:
Link to the NCRB web site: