Despite the country remained under complete lockdown from March 25, 2020, till May 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic during which the movement in public space was “very limited”. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data report 2020, showed that India recorded 1.20 lakh cases of “deaths due to negligence relating to road accidents” in 2020 –
On average nearly 328 people losing their lives every day despite COVID-19 lockdowns.
As many as 3.92 lakh lives have been lost in three years in deaths due to negligence related to road accidents, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) revealed in its annual ‘Crime India’ report for 2020.
However, according to the 2019 report 1.36 lakh people died in road accidents and 1.35 lakh in 2018, while 1.20 lakh such deaths were recorded in 2020 the data showed.
In 2020 alone, there were 41,196 cases of “hit and run” while there were 47,504 such cases in 2019 and 47,028 in 2018, the report stated.
On average, there were 112 cases of “hit and run” reported across the country every day in the past year, according to the data.
The cases of causing “hurt” by rash or negligent driving in a public way stood at 1.30 lakh in 2020, 1.60 lakh in 2019, and 1.66 lakh in 2018, while the cases of “grievous hurt” stood at 85,920, 1.12 lakh, and 1.08 lakh, respectively, the data showed.