1040 Lives Lost in Road Accidents Due to Use of Mobile Phones in 2021 MORTH Report States Red Light Jump Another Reason Details

Mobile phones have a major involvement in road accidents, which shows that in the year 2021, a total of 1,997 road accidents occurred due to the use of mobile phones by drivers while driving. Even more tragic is the fact that 1,040 people have lost their lives in these accidents. Jumping the red light is another major cause of road accidents.

news agency PTI (via Gadgets NowAccording to ) a total of 1,997 road accidents in the year 2021 were due to drivers using mobile phones while driving and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) Report According to , 1,040 people lost their lives in these accidents. Government reports suggest that 555 road accidents took place due to red light jumping, in which 222 people lost their lives in 2021. At the same time, in 2021, there were a total of 4,12,432 road accidents, in which 1,53,972 people lost their lives, while 3,84,448 people were injured.

The report titled ‘Road Accidents in India-2021’ further stated that in the year 2021 due to potholes Total number of accidents and deaths 3,625 and 1,481 respectively. It is further stated that road accidents occur due to many reasons, for which it is necessary to find ways to reduce the problems through concerted efforts of all the agencies.

Explain that there is a provision of a fine of Rs 5000 under the Motor Vehicle Act for using a mobile phone while driving. Earlier this fine was Rs 1000, which was increased five times in the year 2020.

According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, mobile phones can only be used for route navigation while driving. Apart from this, the use of mobile phone for any other purpose comes under the crime.

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