Mumbai: Young Drivers Die More In Road Accidents, 57 Percent Of Those Who Lost Their Lives Were Between Ages Of 25 And 45

Mumbai, 31st October 2022: The statistics released by the Highway Police have revealed that among the drivers who lost their lives in road accidents in the state in the last two years, the average number of persons in the age group of 25 to 45 is more. It is 57 per cent of the death rate among drivers of working age.


Last year, 6,729 drivers (male and female) died in road accidents. Of these, 3,852 were in the age group of 25 to 45, while 2,014 drivers were between 25 and 35. In addition, 18 to 25-year-olds have a higher proportion of fatal drivers. The number of drivers aged 18 to 25 who lost their lives in accidents is 1,427. Also, 10,179 drivers were injured in accidents. Among them, the age group of 25 to 45 is 5,899. Due to the death of an earner in an accident, many families have suffered financially.


This year, 11,149 drivers died in 24,360 accidents between January and September. Although the details of the number of drivers who died in which age will be announced later, the number of people of earning age may be higher, the officials said. If we look at the number of deaths in accidents, the proportion of young drivers is high. The statistics released by the Highway Traffic Police highlight that the drivers who lost their lives in the accident are between 25 and 45.


Violation of traffic rules, carelessness, and drunken speed are the major causes of accidents. Drunk driving increases the number of accidents. During the Corona epidemic, many young people could not enjoy driving, but as soon as the restrictions were withdrawn, young drivers lost their lives in the pursuit of speed.


Most vehicles involved in accidents last year were new and less than five years old. Their number is 4,949. 5,351 people died in accidents involving these vehicles, while the number of 5 to 10-year-old vehicles involved in accidents was 3,826, with 4,146 deaths.