South Asia is particularly vulnerable to road-related accidents where frequent road users such as motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and public transport users are killed in road crashes more than in any other region of the world.
RUPANDEHI, Jan 19: Lumbini Traffic Police has introduced a time card for tippers operating in two sections of the road in the district in a bid to minimize road accidents. The time card will be implemented for the tippers operating from Dovan of Palpa to Butwal and from Butwal to Bhairahawa.
LONDON, Feb 24: Minister for Transport Management Basanta Kumar Nembang attended the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety at Stockholm of Sweden where he shared Nepal's position and called for supports from the development nations to save the lives of many people in the road accidents.
Driving, the most sensitive job on the road, seems to be becoming reckless job in recent times. Last week, a truck driver crushed a student in Nepalgunj inviting widespread protests from the students and the locals. According to the locals, the student who lost both of her legs in that incident, was actually pushed to that stage when the truck driver rolled back the truck over her when he noticed that she was only injured. Locals suspect that the truck driver actually intended to kill her.
DHANGADHI, Nov 29: On November 22, Ram Bahadur Rokaya and Ram Bahadur Thagunna were walking on the road at Krishnanagar Municipality-2 in Kanchanpur district. A speeding vehicle hit them and Rokaya died of injuries at the Seti Provincial Hospital. Police have yet to nab the vehicle and the driver.
TANAHU, June 20: A cyclist Kamal BK, 21, of Dulegauda lost his life in an accident at Gachhepani on Sunday morning last week. The same day, Hum Bahadur Sapkota, 66, of Raipur died on the spot in another accident a few kilometers away from Gachhepani in the evening.
KATHMANDU, April 12: A ‘traffic week’ has begun in the Kathmandu Valley from today. The weeklong awareness campaign launched on the initiatives of the Traffic Police Circle, Maharajgunj and other subordinate community service centers aims to minimise road accidents in the Valley.
KATHMANDU, March 2: Lawmakers from different political parties have drawn the attention of the government and parliament over the growing number of road accidents. They blamed government bodies and construction companies behind delayed construction of roads.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The newly widened Koteshwar-Kalanki road section has been plagued by doubts ever since its inception, with stakeholders pointing out technical lapses . As a result of these lapses, accidents have proliferated on the road section at an alarming rate.
CHITWAN, Jan 23: Five people were injured in two separate road accidents today along the Prithvi Highway. Four were injured, one seriously when two trucks collided at Phisling of Ichhakamana Rural Municipality-3 in Chitwan.
KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Shyam Shrestha, 36, was riding his bicycle along the Kirtipur road Saturday when he suddenly fell into a manhole left open by Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL). He did not live to see another day.
CHITWAN, Oct 21: Chitwan, the district in province 3, witnessed 17 accidents ranging from major to minor during this Dashain. High speed is blamed for most of the accidents which killed 10 people, leaving 56 injured.
KATHMANDU, Oct 10: While heading to Syangja, his hometown, Purna Thapa did not know that it would be his last day. At 2 PM, on Saturday, he left Kathmandu with his wife, Bidhya Thapa, in his motorcycle. At Chandragiri Municipality-15, a truck struck him from behind. The rider and the pillion were seriously injured. The couple was immediately rushed to Om Samaj Hospital before being shifted to National Trauma Center for further treatment. Purna Thapa died in the course of treatment; he was only 25.