How dangerous is not wearing seat belt in vehicles, see these figures of death and injured in accident

Road Accidents in India 2021: If you also do not wear seat belt while driving, then seeing these figures you should also become alert and must wear seat belt. Due to not wearing seat belts, 16,397 people lost their lives in road accidents in the year 2021, out of which 8,438 were drivers and the remaining 7,959 were passengers. This information was received from a report released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH).

The report titled ‘Road Accidents in India-2021’ states that in 2021, 46,593 people died due to not wearing helmets in road accidents, of which 32,877 were drivers and 13,716 were passengers. In the year 2021, there were a total of 4,12,432 road accidents in which 1,53,972 people lost their lives and 3,84,448 people were injured.

Cyrus Mistry died in an accident

According to the report, in 2021, 93,763 people were injured due to not wearing helmets and 39,231 people were injured due to not wearing seat belts. Safety equipment such as helmets and seat belts prevent fatal and serious injury in road accidents. Barring a few exceptions, wearing a helmet is mandatory for all riders on two-wheelers.

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Cyrus Mistry, former chairman of Tata Sons, died in a road accident on September 4. Mistry’s car crashed into a divider in Palghar district of Maharashtra. In the car, along with Mistry, his friend Jahangir Pandole was sitting on the back seat and it appears that he was not wearing a seat belt. He suffered serious injuries due to the high speed of the car after a tremendous collision with the divider. Both Mistry and Pandole died in the accident.

UP number one in accident death

Under Rule 138(3) of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR), there is a fine of Rs 1,000 for rear seat passengers not wearing seat belts, but most people are either unaware of this mandatory rule or ignore it. Huh.

According to the report, Uttar Pradesh has been at the top position in terms of road accident deaths at the national level and 15.2 percent of the total death cases were registered in Uttar Pradesh. In the year 2020 also, Uttar Pradesh was on top in this matter. According to the report, Uttar Pradesh is followed by Tamil Nadu (9.4 percent), Maharashtra (7.3 percent), and Rajasthan (6.8 percent).

The report said that out of the total number of accidents on national highways, drunken driving, driving in the wrong direction, crossing red light and using mobile phones accounted for about 8.2 per cent of the accidents.

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