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Road Traffic Accidents (RTA): A Review

Vijayaraddi Vandali


Each year approximately 1.35 Million accidents happens in our country with minor to major injury, death, economic status affects and family support disturbs. As per statistical information there is more than 3 lakhs death due to accidents in India each year. The National Highways accounted for 29.6 per cent of total road accidents and 34.5 per cent of total number of persons killed. 1, 46, 133 people had died in 5,01,423 accidents in 2016. The major cause for the accidents are unsafe drive, drink and drive, unsafe roads, traffic rules violation etc. the prevention will be regarding better road construction, strict laws and awareness regarding traffic rules among the public.

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