Let me start with a little exercise in imagination and think of a scenario that could happen to everybody, given the disproportionately high number of accidents happening in the national roads. Following a really bad spinal injury you are now bound in a wheelchair. You are lucky that the country has some good rehabilitation institutions like the Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Center (SIRC) funded by the civil society activist and intellectual Kanak Mani Dixit.
KATHMANDU, June 24: The Traffic Police have booked 940 drivers for over speeding. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has stepped up campaign to reduce over speeding, citing an increase in accidents due to this.
BANEPA, Feb 7: Two persons died when a tipper carrying wedding attendants met with an accident at Sunkoshi Rural Municipality-2 Kamerephant in Sindhuli district along the BP Highway on Wednesday evening.
LAHAN, Jan 29: On Saturday, Superintendent of Police Balaram Pokharel of the Armed Police Office (APF) lost his life after the jeep (Ba 1 Jha 1633) he was traveling in bumped into a parked tractor-trailer near Pasaha Bridge along the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section. Four more persons including Chief District Officer (CDO) Ganesh Bhattarai were injured in the fatal accident.
As I was walking down the road of Golfutar, I saw a sewer tunnel at the pedestrian’s footpath and was wondering about the three accidents that occurred recently in this area. An old woman from the old age home was hit by a Royal Enfield bike: spot dead.
MORANG, Sept 11: Two people were killed in separate accidents today in Morang. Lalita Agrawal, 55, of Dharan Sub Metropolis-1 died in a car accident occurred at Kanepokhari rural municipality-7 along the east-west highway.
KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Road safety issue is one of the major concerns regarding the traffic management system in the Kathmandu Valley. A noticeable number of people lost their lives to road accidents in the Valley last fiscal year while 111 were killed alone in accidents involving motorcycles and scooters.
KATHMANDU, JULY 31: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of more than 15 percent in road accidents in the valley in fiscal year 2017/18 from the previous fiscal year.
CHITWAN, July 22: With the objective of curbing accidents, cable barrier system has been installed in Narayanghat-Mugling road section. This system has been used in two of the most accident-prone areas of the highway.
KATHMANDU, July 15: Road accidents involving tippers have continued unabated in the capital. Barely five days after the death of a motorcyclist by a tipper at Jadibuti, another tipper hit a motorcycle at Soltimode, killing an 18-year-old pillion rider on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, June 21: The total 2,318 people have lost their life in road accidents across the country in the Nepali month of Jestha, second last month of the current fiscal year with 168 in the Kathmandu valley alone.
DHADING, May 17: A man was killed, and four others sustained injuries when a truck met with an accident at Chyamumode of Nilkantha Municipality-8, Dhading, under Malekhu-Dhadingbesi road on Wednesday night.
SURKHET, May 17: As many as 18 air accidents have occurred in the Karnali Province in the last 31 years claiming 28 lives. Twelve airplanes and six helicopters have been involved in accidents in the province so far, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN).
CHITWAN, May 9: In the last 10 months 97 people lost life from 195 road accidents in Chitwan. Some of these accidents occurred along the Naryanghat–Munglin road- one of the busiest highways in the country.
RAJBIRAJ, May 5: As many as 52 people died in road accidents in Saptari in the last ten months. The details of District Traffic Police Office (DTPO), Saptari, show that there have been a total of 239 accidents in the district in the last 10 months of the current fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, April 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation (MoWERI), Barshaman Pun, has said that 'third-party' insurance could be helpful in minimizing the financial losses from electrical accidents.
KAILALI, March 23: At least 3 people died while 2 other sustained injuries yesterday in two different road accidents at Kailali. The accident took place while two bikes collided head-on at Ganeshpur, Lamki Chuwa Municipality-2. Two people travelling on the single bike were killed.
NAWALPARASI, March 19: A motorcyclist was killed in a road accident at Thakali Chowk in Kawasoti Municipality-8 in Nawalparasi district along the East-West Highway on Sunday. A pillion rider has sustained injuries.
JUMLA, March 13: A 27-year-old Hira Adhikari from Guthichaur Rural Municipality, Khallawad died after being hit by a tractor, with Na 6 Ta 2572. She was trying to save a child when the incident took place. According to an eyewitness, seriously injured Adhikari died after she was crushed to death by backing the tractor.
KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The number of accidents continues to rise on Rolpa's rural roads constructed in unsystematic ways, causing huge losses of lives and properties every year. Most of roadways in inner and rural parts of the district are congested and unsystematic.
SINDHULI, Jan 23: District Traffic Police Office, Sindhuli has intensified timecard rule to minimize road accidents along the BP Highway. The timecard system has been stepped up concluding that the incidents of accidents are occurring due to over-speed.
KATHMANDU,Nov 10: Three persons were killed and three were injured in separate road accident in Bhakttapur, Kaski and Rauthat on Thursday evening.
A man died when two motorcycles collided head-on in Sanothimi in Bhaktapur. The deceased has been identified as Sanu Kaji Shrestha, 42, of Kebalpur-10 in Dhading, the rider of one of the motorcycles involved in the accident. Shrestha died in the course of treatment at Blue Cross Hospital in Tripureshwor.
KATHMANDU, Nov 2 : Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has launched a campaign in order to minimize road accidents in the Kathmandu valley. As per the drive, high-speeding vehicles are required to ply from the middle of the road, while public vehicles from the sides.
Fifty one people were killed in four separate accidents in the past three days. These accidents, often times are blamed to reckless driving and poor road conditions. But what does the death of 51 people have to tell about Nepal’s road accidents?
GULMI/UDAYAPUR : At least 19 people were killed and scores others sustained injuries in two separate road accidents in Gulmi and Udayapur districts on Monday. The accident in Gulmi killed 10 people while nine died in the Udayapur accident.