43k deaths as riders were not wearing helmet, 24K due to non-compliance of seat belt rule
NEW DELHI: More than 43,000 persons died in mishaps because they were not wearing helmet. The exact figure was 43,600 in the country in the year 2018.
Similarly, the figure of deaths due to non-compliance of the seat belt rule in four-wheelers was 24,400. The figure of deaths due to riders not using helmet was highest in Uttar Pradesh and followed by Maharashtra.
Also, pillion riders on two-wheelers who died because they were not wearing helmet, was over 15,360. The government figures suggest that the deaths for not wearing seat belts saw a decline compared to 2017.
[September 17, 2019 NewsBits.in]