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Government wants action on speed breakers that kill

DNMUM381070 | 1/11/2017 | Author : Amrita Nayak Dutta | WC :627 | India

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New Delhi: Accounting for thousands of deaths each year, speed breakers are under the scanner this Road Safety Week that began on Monday. Flagging its concern on a feature that is intended to improve road safety but has become a hazard instead, the government has written to states and Union territories on the poor implementation of its directive that speed breakers be removed from highways.
According to the Road Accident Report (2015), published by the ministry of road, transport and highways, speed breakers counted for 2.2 per cent (11,084 road accidents) of the total 5,01,423 accidents, and 2.3 per cent (3,409) of the 1,46,133 road accident fatalities in the year. The report, the latest available, also said that speed bu
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