Deaths involving pedestrians, cyclists and two-wheeler riders contributed to around 90 per cent of all road traffic deaths in the city last year, according to The black book-2016 released by the UT Police on Saturday.
As many as 129 people were killed while 331 people were injured in 416 road accidents (fatal and non-fatal) last year. The book is based on the study of road accidents being conducted by the Chandigarh Traffic Police.
The book reveals that the percentage of motorcycle deaths were 41.86 per cent while the second highest death percentage was recorded of pedestrians: 36.42 per cent. The lowest number of deaths (1.55 per cent) occurred due to bus accidents while 10.85 per cent of deaths were recorded by accidents involving cyclists.
As per the findings in the book, a total of 416 accidents (including 124 fatal and 292 non-fatal) occurred last year.
Out of a total of 124 fatal accidents, 88 persons died in 86 accidents that occurred during daytime while 41 persons died in 38 fatal accidents that were reported during night hours.
In the non-fatal accidents, 172 accidents were recorded during day, and 120 accidents in the night hours. A total of 331 people got injured in the non-fatal accidents last year.
The book has also provided age-wise classification of road accidents. While 70 per cent people who died in accidents were aged between 15 and 40, 40 per cent people were aged between 40 and 60.
The book reveals that the maximum number of deaths were recorded in the month of December (19), followed by November (18). The maximum number of road accidents were recorded in March (44).
The book has also mentioned details about the major traffic prosecution in the city last year. In 2015, the Chandigarh Police challaned 40,276 motorists for not wearing safety helmets. As many as 27,256 two-wheeler riders were challaned for jumping red light, 30,754 car and jeep drivers were challaned for jumping red light.