Despite measures, number of road accidents has increased in Srinagar

Despite measures, number of road accidents has increased in Srinagar

Sadaf Aijaz
SRINAGAR: The summer capital of the state witnessed 435 road traffic accidents in 2015 in which 63 people died and 462 got injured.
According to the data provided by the Traffic department, the figures show an increase over the previous year: in 2014, the city witnessed only 364 accidents with 53 deaths and injury to 349 persons.
The maximum number no accidents in 2015 have involved bikers in the age group of 16 to 23 years.
The incidents have increased despite the authorities having launched a campaign against the offenders.
The data showed that maximum fines made during the year were for not wearing seatbelts or crash helmets.
About 21,378 drivers were booked for not wearing seatbelts, while 19,844 bikers had to face action for not wearing helmets; at least 14,703 persons were fined during the year for not carrying a valid driving licence.
A total of 15,652 violators were booked by courts, with an amount of Rs 2.5 crore received from them as fine, the data showed.

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