Guwahati: Assam has recorded a total of around 175 road traffic accidents in the New Year day i.e, January 1, 2021, revealed a data.
Among the cases, the highest number was recorded from Sonitpur with 21 cases followed by Barpeta with 16 cases and Udalguri at 14.
However, Kamrup (M) saw nine accident cases on the mentioned day.
It is reported that more than 41% of deaths in road traffic accidents in Assam take place with two-wheelers due to over-speeding and dangerous or careless driving or over-taking.
Meanwhile, 90 accidents were recorded on December 31, 2020 from across the state, among which both Kamrup (M) and Kamrup Rural recorded 9 accidents each.
Last year on January 1, 2020, Assam recorded 214 such cases of accidents with Golaghat reporting the highest number of RTA with 21 which is followed by Kamrup Rural with 18 cases.
Studies reveal that RTAs affect mainly the people of productive age group. Majority of the cases were of single vehicle and half of the victims were passengers.
The accident rate is maximum in twilight and winter season demanding high morbidity and mortality.