5 road deaths in Bihar each day

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Patna. At least five pedestrians are killed and half a dozen are injured every day in Bihar on account of violation of traffic rules by drivers.

The frequent accidents on roads cause huge loss of traffic movement on almost all roads including the national highways. As a result an average of  5 hours is lost due to traffic disruptions each day. The above is the finding of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which is now working on a plan to avoid road deaths and also enforce discipline on the roads in Bihar.

Aiming to get all these, the CID after a long gap in state organised a workshop onb Monday. The alarming findings were tabled at the meeting of police officials and representatives of the Union ministry of transport and highways research wing here. Amrik Singh Nimbran, additional director general of police (CID), said that road mishaps, especially in India and Bihar in particular, primarily occurred due to both lack of traffic sense and non-compliance of rules formed for road safety.

Outlining the objectives of the workshop held with all senior officials and DSP (HQs) of all districts, Nimbran said, the workshop was intended to discus and detail measures to ensure accurate, comprehensive and timely release of data on road accidents.

Dr. Kamal Kishor, DIG of CID said, that experts of the Union ministry including its deputy director Mukesh Kumar and investigator Nimmi Balani, broadly emphasized the need for an overview of the status of road accidents in India and other developing countries.

All DSP (HQ) of Bihar have been made nodal officers with responsibility of collecting accurate data and timely release of other figures related to road accidents. Dr Kamal said, that there has been an upswing in road accidents in the interiors of the state also, largely due to expansion of road connectivity and growing number of vehicles.