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Kerala tops in traffic rule violations: NCRB

  • The National Crime Records Bureau’s report was released by the home ministry on Tuesday. 
  • The report puts Kerala on top in traffic violations. 
  • Having just 10% of India's total vehicles, Kerala accounted for the highest number of road rage and rash driving cases in 2015. 
Kerala tops in traffic rule violations says NCRB data
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Kerala may be the most literate state in the country. But when it comes to traffic rules, the Malayalees need to learn a lesson or two,  as is evident from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data that put Kerala on top in the number of traffic violations. 

 

According to  NCRB reports, the state has the highest number of cases registered related to over speeding and negligent driving in the year 2015 at the national level. 

 

Statistics show that among urban cities with over one million population, Thiruvananthapuram recorded 12,440 cases of traffic violations whereas New Delhi registered only 7411 cases. Thiruvananthapuram was followed by Kochi and Thrissur with 10,502 and 8,068 cases respectively.

 

Figures show that among the 1,538 cases registered for over speeding, the majority is against juvenile-at-the-wheels category. In this category too, Kerala topped the list with 500 cases. 

 

In spite of having just 10% of India's total vehicles, Kerala accounted for the highest number of road rage and rash driving cases in 2015. 

 

Kerala has a population of 3.5 crores but vehicles registered here are over one crore, said State Transport Commissioner Rishi Raj Singh. When compared to other states Kerala, has poor road facilities, he added. The prime reason for traffic violation cases could be attributed to pathetic road conditions and small road networks in the state, he added.

 

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