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Rural roads have more accidents and deaths

The analysis of road accidents in terms of causal factors reveals that drivers' fault is single most important factor responsible for accidents

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Rural roads had more accidents in 2014 than state and national highways. ‘Other’ roads, including rural ones, accounted for 46.6 per cent of road accidents and 36.8 per cent of fatalities last year, according to a report by the transport research wing of the highway ministry. The national highways accounted for 28.2 per cent of accidents and 34.1 per cent of fatalities and state highways accounted for 25.2 per cent of accidents and 29.1 per cent of fatalities. The report says the number of accidents increased from 486,476 in 2013 to 489,400 in 2014. Fatalities also rose ...