TomTom was studied in 58 countries covering 404 cities. According to the study, August 21, 2021 was the worst day for Delhiites, with 71 per cent of the roads blocked due to heavy rains during the monsoon season. On an average, 77 per cent traffic jams were recorded in the morning, while it was 53 per cent in the evening.
Recently, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana informed that there has been an increase in the total number of road accidents deaths in the national capital in 2021 as compared to 2020. Sharing the data, he said that in 2020, 1,151 people died in road accidents in Delhi, while this figure increased to 1,180 in 2021. Red light jumping, overspeeding, triple riding etc have been registered as major traffic offences.
As per the data shared by Delhi Police, the total number of compounding challans are 1,74,166 and court challans are 10,71,712. In 2020, Delhi witnessed a total of 3,976 accidents, of which 1,119 were fatal. There were 4,512 accidents in 2021, of which 1,145 were fatal. A total of 1,151 people died in road accidents in Delhi in 2020, while in 2021, a total of 1,180 people died in fatal accidents.
A report tabled by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in Parliament has cited drunken driving and driving on the wrong side as the main causes of road accidents for road accidents. According to this report, there were a total of 3,66,138 road accidents in India in 2020.
In these cases, 2,721 accidents were caused by red light violations. The use of mobile phones while driving resulted in 6,753 accidents, while a total of 62,738 accidents were registered due to other reasons. There were 8,355 road accidents due to drunken driving, while 20,228 accidents were registered due to driving from the wrong side.
As far as levying fines for violation of traffic rules is concerned, Uttar Pradesh has collected the highest number of fines last year. Uttar Pradesh has recovered Rs 447 crore as fine, Haryana Rs 326 crore, Rajasthan Rs 267 crore and Bihar Rs 258 crore from violators.