More than 1300 people killed in road accidents in past eight years (with video)

Published On: July 14, 2019 04:00 PM NPT By: Sandip Kumar Baishya

KATHMANDU, July 14: In recent times, there has been an increasing trend in road accidents across the country.

The worsening road conditions and swift growth in the volumes of vehicles are major factors contributing to the rise in accidents.

According to Metropolitan Traffic Police, poor road conditions, reckless driving, over-speeding, and drunk driving are the major reasons for road accidents. “From 2011 to 2019, a total of 1342 people have lost their lives in road accidents”, said Metropolitan Traffic Office’s Spokesperson and Superintendent of Police, Ravi Kumar. 

He further gave the breakdown of the number of people who lost their lives in various accidents from 2011-18.

2011/12: 142

2012/12: 148

2013/14: 143

2014/15: 133

2015/16: 182

2016/17: 194

2017/18:  288

The majority of accidents were either on motorbikes or scooters.  Bikes and scooters driven by young teenagers were registered the most against road accidents.


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