Annual Report on ‘Road Accidents in India-2022′

  • Published by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
  • Based on the data/information received from police departments of States/Union Territories (UTs) on a calendar year basis
  • In standardised formats provided by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) under the Asia Pacific Road Accident Data (APRAD) base project.
  • A total of 4,61,312 road accidents have been reported by States and UTs
  • It claimed 1,68,491 lives and caused injuries to 4,43,366 persons 
  • An increase of 11.9% in accidents, 9.4% in fatalities, and 15.3% in injuries compared to the previous year.
  • Urgency to address the contributing factors to these accidents, including speeding, reckless driving, drunken driving, and non-compliance with traffic regulations.
  • Crucial that we strengthen enforcement mechanisms, enhance driver education and training programs, and invest in improving the condition of roads and vehicles.
  • Ministry has formulated a multi-pronged strategy of 4Es including Education, Engineering (both roads and vehicles), Enforcement and Emergency Care.
  • Electronic Detailed Accident Report (e-DAR) for real-time data analysis and automated vehicle inspection centres are underway to combat road accidents.
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