Road accidents occur due to multiple causes. Some of the causes are use of Mobile phone, drunken driving/ consumption of alcohol/ drug, overloaded Vehicle, poor light condition, jumping red light, over speeding, overtaking, neglect of civic bodies, weather condition, driving on wrong side, defect in road condition, defect in condition of motor vehicle, fault of cyclist and fault of pedestrian etc.
There were 467,044 road accidents in India during 2018. The top 5 States/UTs with respect to road accidents in India during 2018 were Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.
The number of road accidents in Tamil Nadu was 63,920 during 2018, which accounted 13.69% of the total road accidents in India. There were 51,397 road accidents in Madhya Pradesh during 2018. It accounted 11% of the total road accidents in India during the same period. The number of road accidents in Uttar Pradesh was 42,568 during 2018, which accounted 9.11% of the total road accidents in India.
During 2018, there were 41,707 and 40,181 road accidents in Karnataka and Kerala respectively. Karnataka accounted for 8.93% and Kerala accounted for 8.6% of the total road accidents in India during 2018.
Resource Title: State/UT-wise Type of Road Accidents during 2018