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UP leads in number of accident-prone zones

Uttar Pradesh leads the country in the number of accident-prone zones or 'black spots' and the central government has taken a number of steps such as carrying out safety audits to reduce fatalities, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

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New Delhi, Nov 17: Uttar Pradesh leads the country in the number of accident-prone zones or 'black spots' and the central government has taken a number of steps such as carrying out safety audits to reduce fatalities, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways P Radhakrishnan said during Question Hour that out of 789 such spots identified across India based on fatalities, Uttar Pradesh has 104, followed by 102 in Tamil Nadu and 86 in Karnataka.

To reduce accidents and fatalities, several steps have been initiated, including road safety audit, proper marking of such spots, drving lessons for comercial vehicle drivers, publicity campaigns and stress on road engineering.


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