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Chandigarh: With road accidents on rise, child safety in focus, UT traffic police to initiate awareness drive

In March 2017, two-year-old Ekam, who was on his grandfather Balak Ram’s lap in the front seat of a car, died after the vehicle rammed into a road divider between Sector 16/17, Chandigarh. Ekam succumbed to head wounds at PGI.

Mohali: 79 deaths across district in last 3 months

Police officials say that the major causes of these mishaps are speeding, drink driving and not wearing helmets. In the city, non-functional traffic lights were another reason.

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Kolkata: Deaths due to road accidents halved since 2014, says Police

“The latest data available till December 2018 shows a decrease in the number of deaths due to road accidents. Efforts are on to further reduce such accidents,” said a police officer.

West Bengal: Five dead, over 26 injured due to bus-lorry collision

Police said the vehicles were headed in opposite directions at high speed when the head-on collision occurred.

Mumbai: Audit of arterial and minor roads to assess accident spots, safety design

The move came in the wake of a Supreme Court order that was passed a year ago to check rising number of accidents and deaths on state highways and other roads by removing engineering defects in the planning stage.

Pakistan: 18 killed in road accident in Sindh

The accident took place when a speedy trailer rammed into a bus, carrying people from a wedding party, in Hala area of Hyderabad district.

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Eight killed, three hurt in accident on Lucknow-Agra Expressway

According to police, all the deceased and injured were residents of Rajasthan’s Alwar and were on a religious trip to Naimisharanya in Sitapur.

Uttarakhand: 11 Uttar Pradesh pilgrims killed, 19 injured in accident

The injured persons were rushed to a nearby hospital in Uttarakhand's Khatima town, where four others died during the day. According to the disaster management centre, the 19 injured have received "minor injuries".

A study by NGO: ‘Rash driving primary cause of accidents in city’

The organisation has submitted a copy of the study to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state Transport Minister Divekar Raote.

Deadly week on Mohali roads, 10 die

Most of the accidents take place due to rash driving. There are only three speed interceptors and the police rarely use them to take on rash drivers. The other reason is said to be drunk driving.

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