All Speed Breakers Will Be Removed From National Highways: This Will Save 10,000 Lives Per Year
In a big decision, Govt of India has declared that speed breakers will be removed from every national highway in India.
This is an important decision because these speed breakers kill approximately 10,000 people every year.
Govt: No Speed Breakers On Highways In India
National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), which comes under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has declared that every speed breaker will be removed from the highways in India.
After the introduction of FASTags, this is another big step to ensure hassle-free travel for drivers, and more importantly, avoiding unnecessary deaths due to these killer speed breakers.
The Ministry said, “With the effective implementation of FASTag on toll plazas and conversion of cash toll lanes to FASTag lanes, the speed breakers/rumble strips constructed at toll plazas are being removed with immediate effect for smooth vehicular movement,”
As per the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, removal of speed breakers will ensure obstacle-free travel for ambulances, elderly and unwell people, who are commuting on national highways.
Besides, it will save time and money as well.
10,000 People Die Every Year Due To Speed Breakers
In 2017, India’s Junior Roads Minister, Pon Radhakrishnan, informed the nation that approximately 10,000 people die every year, due to speed breakers.
This is around 27 fatalities every day.
If we talk about road accidents in general, then more than 400 people die every day or about one death every 4 minutes.
In 2015 alone, as per Govt. data, 11,084 Indians died on the road, due to accident which happened solely because of speed breakers.
In 2014, the death count due to speed breakers was 11,088.
Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh were the states which reported maximum deaths due to speed breakers.
At that time, the Minister had ensured that illegal speedbreakers are being removed.
And now, there will be no speedbreakers at all on the national highways.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.