Most accidents on city roads involve motorcycles
Nashik: Out of 225 fatal road accidents in the city last year, the maximum number of deaths, 92, took place in 90 accidents involving motorcycles, followed by 44 deaths in 43 accidents involving trucks, tempos and buses - as per the data furnished by the traffic department. The figures speak for themselves - two-wheelers are the harbingers of fatal accidents on Nashik roads.
And while the the Nashik regional transport office (RTO) has made it compulsory for heavy vehicles including school buses, tankers, dumpers, trucks and other buses to have speed governors as per the directive from the state transport commissioner office to bring down the rate of accidents due to over-speeding of vehicles, it has turned a blind eye towards two-wheelers which are the major cause of fatalities on city roads.
Discussing the large percentage of two-wheelers involved in road accidents, senior traffic officials said that over the years, with the advancement in technology, the speed of two-wheelers has increased tremendously. At the same time, people's purchasing power has also risen, leading to rise in the number of two-wheelers on city roads.
Add to it the widened, smooth roads, which entice the rider to over-speed, leading to accidents. Most accidents on city roads involve motorcycles - Times of India