Every day, 600 people die in road accidents in India. This shocking thing has come to light in the research of The Lancet Public Health Journal. According to the Lancet report, this figure is for the year 2017. This report also states that in the year 2017. A total of 2.19 lakh people died in road accidents across the country. At the same time, according to the information on the transport departments of the states. 71000 people died in road accidents. Let me tell you that this report of Lancet has prepared on the basis of Verbal Autopsy Reports.
Actually, the Verbal Autopsy Report takes information about the incident with the person and decides what caused his death. This report has made after studying the injured. And dead people in road accidents between the years 1990 to 2017. This report said that during this period, the number of people injured in road accidents increased by about 58.7 percent. This is only the figure of India. On the global level, the number of people injured in road accidents has increased by about 8.1 percent.
According to the Lancet report, the number of people killed in road accidents estimates to be 76,729 pedestrians. While the number of people driving two-wheelers was 57,802. About 15,324 people were victims of road accidents during this period. However, there is a difference of nearly three times between the figures reports in the Lancet report. And the government figures. According to data from the Road Transport Department, in 2017, 20,457 people died on foot. While 3599 people riding bicycles lost their lives.
According to the FIR with the police, in 2017, about 48,746 people killed during road accidents. This is an average of 4.9 percent of the population of one lakh in India. While the average of those who ride a bicycle is 1.2 percent per lakh. Let me tell you that the fund is arranged by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Indian Council of Medical Research, Department of Health Research and Ministry of Family and Health to prepare this research report.