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    Thumbs up Survey rates Mumbai city motorists among the best !

    Report submitted during the recent Road Safety Week finds that despite highest number of accidents, fatal mishaps among the least in Mumbai!

    You might not believe it, but according to a recent report, Mumbai motorists are the best in the country, with an 'inherent good sense of traffic'.

    The report has been prepared by DCP (police training) Sanjay Mohite, who studied data on road accidents across the country. The IPS officer submitted the report to the State Home Department during the road safety week (Jan 10-17).

    As per the report, which records and analyses data from 1970 to 2008, though Maharashtra records the maximum number accidents in the country (15 per cent), it manages to keep fatalities reasonably low (10 per cent).

    Mumbai in particular witnesses the highest number of accidents in the country but ranks only behind Kolkata in least number of fatalities per one lakh of population.

    Mohite said, "Mumbai has a very high density of vehicles as it is a congested city. This leads to a lot of accidents. But fatalities remain very low because most of these are minor accidents. Mumbai not only has very good traffic rule enforcement, but the citizens have a good sense of traffic."

    Stressing the importance of helmets, both for the rider and the pillion, the reports said over 70 per cent of fatalities in accidents happen due to skull fracture.

    The report also records double the number of fatalities in rural areas compared to urban areas in the state, even though rural areas witness almost half the number of accidents compared to urban areas.

    Mohite's report states that China, which once recorded the highest number of road fatalities in the world, has reduced the same from over 98,000 in 2005 to 89,000 in 2006. The figure has been constantly declining, while India records 10 per cent of total road fatalities in the world.

    Despite this, the government's concern for road safety is anything but impressive. The report records that in 2008-09 the government has allocated merely Rs 73 crore for road safety infrastructure in the entire country. Of this only Rs 54 crore have been used.




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    News approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunilg View Post
    News approved.
    Thanks again for the quick approval ! ..... BTW the above statistics are bit surprising to me as almost every day when I commute to my office (15km one way), I get to see atleast 1 accident and unfortunately majority of times a biker is involved in it
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    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Since I am one of those Mumbai drivers... I take the curtsy bow: Thank you!
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    I always knew Mumbai is the best....And now this survey...Yipeeeee!!!!!!!!!

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    this is b***sh*t. Mumbai has a very high vehicular density, so the average speed is low and so there are no fatalities. Because for a fatal accident, you need to build speed and for that you need an empty stretch of road ahead of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pradeepa View Post
    this is b***sh*t. Mumbai has a very high vehicular density, so the average speed is low and so there are no fatalities. Because for a fatal accident, you need to build speed and for that you need an empty stretch of road ahead of you.
    Please do not pass general comments. We are born and brought up in Mumbai. There are enough roads to travel at speeds. The traffic sense in Mumbai is better than anywhere. Traffic Sense has got nothing to do with Speed

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    No. of fatalities per lakh people is the lowest in Kolkata making it the safest city in India as per road safety!
    ..tear the map and shoot the sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkside_of_d_sun View Post
    No. of fatalities per lakh people is the lowest in Kolkata making it the safest city in India as per road safety!
    Mind you,that the average speed has reduced mostly due to the rallies taken out by Shitty political parties here in Kolkata.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pradeepa View Post
    this is b***sh*t. Mumbai has a very high vehicular density, so the average speed is low and so there are no fatalities. Because for a fatal accident, you need to build speed and for that you need an empty stretch of road ahead of you.
    Hmmm... where on earth did you get the idea that for a fatal accident you need to build speed and need a empty stretch of road... it is enough for a biker without a helmet to fall and take a knock at 40 kms on his head to be fatal... it is enough to be in a head on collusion at 40 kms without seat belts to be fatal... speed is not the only consideration in an accident.
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