In the last year, road accidents killed 19 people every hour. According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the total number of accidents in the country last year was 4,61,312, and fatal accidents accounted for 33.8 percent (1,55781), and injuries amounted to 4,43,366.
- Tamil Nadu records highest number of accidents
- Uttar Pradesh leads the list of fatal accidents
In 2022, road accidents will increase by 11,9% compared to the year before. The number of road accidents and deaths also increased by 9.4 percent and 15 percent, respectively. These numbers highlight the urgency and growing concern about road safety in the country.
Nitin Gadkari is the Minister of Road Transport and Highways. He has highlighted the wider implications that road accidents have. “Let’s remember that road accidents are not just a problem for victims and families, but also the entire economy, as they can lead to untimely deaths and injuries, disability and lost income.”
Tamil Nadu, which accounted for 13,9 percent of all road accidents, had the most accidents among the states in 2022, with 64.105. Madhya Pradesh was close behind, with 54,432 road accidents and 11.8 percent. Uttar Pradesh led the list in terms of deaths with 22,595 (13.4% of the total), followed by Tamil Nadu (17,884 or about 10 percent).
According to the breakdown of accidents by category, the highways, which account for around 5 percent, or the total road network, in the country, are responsible for more than 55 percent of all accidents and 60 percent of deaths. Highways were responsible for 36,2 percent of all deaths on National Highways.
Even though the Motor Vehicle Amendment Act 2019 came into force on September 1, 2019, the government has taken no proactive measures to reduce the accident rate. The MVA Act of 2019 contained provisions such as a steep increase in penalties for traffic offenses, electronic monitoring, and enhanced penalties for teenage driving.
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For those who want to understand better the delicious but often expensive bubbly beverage, they should visit the Champagne region in the northeastern part of France. This is a great destination for both devout Champagne enthusiasts and those who are looking for pastoral European landscapes. It’s also a good place for history buffs, as the land that produces this world-famous beverage was historically one of the bloodiest. You’re decanting the result of centuries of bloodshed, including the Hundred Years’ War and both World Wars. Attila’s Hun battles were also part of the history of the region. Plan a trip to this unshakeable region. It’s also tasty and pairs well with freshly shucked oysters.
Linger in Champagne
Book a trainline ticket for the high-speed TGV to Reims (only 45 minutes away, with WiFi on board). Reims is one of France’s Top French Cities, meaning that it is one of the best examples of joie-de-vivre. Rent a car at the Reims station (book in advance for automatic transmission rentals). If you don’t have a car, it’s difficult to travel around the Champagne region. Taxis are also not readily available. You can hire iGoVE to chauffeur you around Champagne if you’re not interested in driving (because of the booze, obviously). They’ll use an eco-friendly Tesla. Visit the more than 800-year-old Reims Cathedral. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where French kings have been crowned between 1027 and 1825.
Royal Champagne Hotel & Spa is your Champagne home base. This 49-room hotel opened just this summer. Royal Champagne, located in Champillon, is located between Reims and Epernay. This is the perfect location for many tours and tastings. You’ll be unable to leave the Relais & Chateaux Hotel, which is a dreamy place. The sommelier will help you choose from 200 bottles of Champagne at the hotel bar. You can also enjoy the view of rolling vineyards in the Montagne de Reims while relaxing by the outdoor pool. Royal Champagne hired Jean-Denis Rieubland to oversee the hotel’s culinary program, which includes Le Royal, a fine-dining restaurant decorated with portraits depicting the most significant women in Napoleon Bonaparte’s life.