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The below Table provides information about the share of top thirteen States in India in total number of road accidents, persons killed and persons injured in road accidents in the backdrop of their share in India’s motor vehicle population.

Table 3.1 : All India Share of Select States: Road Accidents, Deaths and Injuries and Registered Motor Vehicles: 2010 to 2013

State/UT

2010

2011

2012

2013

Top* 13 States: Share in Total Number of Road Accidents (in %)

Share of 13 States

89.2

88.7

88.9

88.4

1.Tamil Nadu

13.0

13.2

13.8

13.6

2.Maharashtra

14.3

13.8

13.5

13.0

3. Madhya Pradesh

10.0

9.9

10.4

10.7

4.Karnataka

9.3

9.0

9.1

9.0

5.Andhra Pradesh

8.9

8.9

8.7

8.9

6. Kerala

7.0

7.1

7.4

7.2

7.Uttar Pradesh

5.7

5.9

6.1

6.3

8. Gujarat

6.0

6.1

5.7

5.2

9. Rajasthan

4.9

4.7

4.7

4.8

10. Chhattisgarh

2.7

2.8

2.8

2.8

11. West Bengal

3.0

3.0

2.5

2.6

12. Haryana

2.2

2.2

2.1

2.2

13. Bihar

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.1

Share of Registered Motor Vehicles in respect of above 13 States in total registered vehicles.

80.7

 

81.0

81.6

**

Top* 13 States: Share in Total Number of Persons Killed in Road Accidents (in %)

Share of 13 States

85.8

85.5

85.3

85.4

1.Uttar Pradesh

11.3

15.1

11.7

11.6

2.Tamil Nadu

11.5

10.8

11.7

11.3

3.Andhra Pradesh

11.7

10.6

10.8

10.3

4.Maharashtra

9.2

9.2

9.6

9.5

5. Karnataka

7.1

6.3

6.8

7.3

6.Rajasthan

6.8

6.5

6.9

7.1

7. Madhya Pradesh

6.0

5.5

5.9

6.2

8. Gujarat

5.6

5.6

5.7

5.5

9. West Bengal

4.2

4.0

3.9

4.0

10. Bihar

3.8

3.6

3.7

3.7

11. Haryana

3.5

3.3

3.2

3.3

12. Kerala

2.9

2.9

3.1

3.1

13.Chhattisgarh

2.2

2.1

2.3

2.5

Share of Registered Motor Vehicles in respect of above 13 States in total registered vehicles.

80.7

 

81.0

81.6

**

Top* 13 States: Share in Total Number of Persons Injured in Road Accidents (in %)

State/UT

2010

2011

2012

2013

Share of 13 States

88.7

88.3

88.7

88.5

1. Tamil Nadu

14.3

14.5

15.4

15.3

2. Karnataka

11.7

11.7

11.5

11.5

3. Madhya Pradesh

10.8

10.9

11.0

11.3

4. Andhra Pradesh

10.2

10.9

10.1

10.1

5 .Maharashtra

8.9

8.9

8.6

8.5

6. Kerala

7.9

8.1

8.2

8.2

7. Rajasthan

5.9

5.6

5.5

5.5

8. Gujarat

6.2

5.8

5.4

5.0

9.Uttar Pradesh

3.8

3.0

4.3

4.7

10. West Bengal

3.0

2.9

2.7

2.7

11. Chhattisgarh

2.6

2.7

2.7

2.5

12. Haryana

1.9

1.9

1.9

1.8

13. Bihar

1.5

1.4

1.4

1.4

Share of Registered Motor Vehicles in respect of above 13 States in total registered vehicles.

80.7

 

81.0

81.6

**

 

*: Top 13 according to their respective shares in 2013

** Share of the above 13 States in total registered vehicles is not calculated as the figures of    registered vehicle for the year 2013 are not finalized.

             

 

Number of Road Accidents

The States of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar together accounted for 88.4 per cent of all road accidents in the country in the year 2013.  Tamil Nadu had the highest number of road accidents (66,238) in 2013.  Lakshadweep reported one (1) road accident.  While Goa had the highest number of road accidents per lakh of population (290.0) while Lakshadweep had the lowest (1.5). 

 

Number of Persons Killed in Road Accidents

During 2013, as many as 1,17,555 persons were killed in road accidents in the States of Uttar Pradesh (16,004), Tamil Nadu (15,563), Andhra Pradesh (14,171), Maharashtra (13,029), Karnataka (10,046), Rajasthan (9724),  Madhya Pradesh (8,588), Gujarat (7,613), West Bengal (5,504), Bihar (5061), Haryana (4,517), Kerala (4,258) and Chhattisgarh (3,477). Around 85.4 per cent of all road accident fatalities occurred in these thirteen states.  The highest number of persons killed per lakh of population was accounted for by Tamil Nadu (21.0).  Leaving out Lakshadweep, where there were no road accident fatalities reported in 2013, Nagaland had the lowest number of road accident fatalities per lakh of population (1.5).

 

Number of Persons Injured in Road Accidents

There were 4,94,893 persons injured in road accidents in India in 2013. Out of these 88.5 per cent was accounted for by the Thirteen States of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Haryana and Bihar. While Tamil Nadu had the highest number of persons injured in road accidents (75,681), Lakshadweep had the lowest number of persons injured at two (2).  In relative terms, the highest and lowest number of persons injured in road accidents per lakh population were in Goa (130.2) and Lakshadweep (3.1) respectively.