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GOVERNMENT OF TAMILNADU

TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT
Road Safety Status
Workshop on
Trauma Care System
Date: 09.11.2017
“Your safety, secures your family-Be cautious on Roads”
YEAR WISE VEHICLE POPULATION OF TAMILNADU STATE

Year Total No. of Vehicles

2011 1,36,60,717

2012 1,53,68,625

2013 1,70,91,768

2014 1,88,09,099

2015 2,04,19,018

2016 2,20,34,393

2017 Upto Sep 2,47,28,299

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VEHICLE POPULATION OF TAMILNADU as on 01.10.2017
NON-TRANSPORT VEHICLES:
Two Wheelers 2,07,83,948
Three Wheelers 66,581
Four Wheelers 23,24,949
Other Vehicles 3,40,758
TOTAL
TRANSPORT VEHICLES:
Stage Carriages 33,199
Goods Vehicles 6,57,124
Contract Carriages 4,65,278
Other Vehicles 56,462
TOTAL 12,12,063
TOTAL VEHICLE POPULATION: 2,47,28,299
DETAILS OF ROAD ACCIDENT IN TAMILNADU STATE

Death due
Total No. of No. of
Fatal Grievously to non
Year Road Persons
Accidents Injured wearing of
Accidents Died Helmets
# DNA
2011 65873 14359 15422 74245

# DNA
2012 67757 15072 16175 78348

2013 66238 14504 15563 75681 # DNA

2014 67250 14165 15190 77725 # DNA

2015 69059 14524 15642 79701 5255

2016 71431 16092 17218 82163 4091

2017 Upto
Sep 50024 11869 12712 56891 2279

# DNA – Data Not Available
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ANALYSIS OF ACCIDENT DATA 2016

 Class of Vehicles and Percentage of Fatalities

Class of Vehicles Percentage

Buses 9.86 %
Goods Vehicles 12.13 %
Four Wheelers 27.71 %
Three Wheelers 3.91 %
Two Wheelers 38.94 %
Other Vehicles 7.45 %
 Road Wise Percentage of Fatalities 2016

Type of Road Percentage
NHAI 14.01%
National Highways 17.59%
State Highways 32.77%
Other District Roads 23.79%
Other Village Roads 11.84%
 Age wise Percentage of Fatalities…

Age Group Percentage
Less than 5 Years 00.82 %
6 - 20 Years 11.63%
21- 44 Years 52.66%
45 - 64 Years 26.15%
65 and above 07.63%
Unknown age 01.11%
Time of Accident Vs Accident Severity for the year
Time of Grievous Simple
Fatal
Accident Injury Injury

00:00 - 01:00 158 97 269

01:00 - 02:00 220 120 355

02:00 - 03:00 154 110 287

03:00 - 04:00 158 108 300

04:00 - 05:00 217 134 436

05:00 - 06:00 421 227 707

06:00 - 07:00 424 346 884

07:00 - 08:00 439 466 1327

08:00 - 09:00 528 705 2167

09:00 - 10:00 564 778 2192

10:00 - 11:00 500 645 1982

11:00 - 12:00 602 678 2077
12:00 - 13:00 568 671 1873
13:00 - 14:00 561 661 2073
14:00 - 15:00 645 670 2132
15:00 - 16:00 778 690 2351
16:00 - 17:00 743 823 2791
17:00 - 18:00 801 814 2634
18:00 - 19:00 827 856 2744
19:00 - 20:00 1358 1148 3756
20:00 - 21:00 1005 906 2596
21:00 - 22:00 850 730 1857
22:00 - 23:00 576 433 1148
23:00 - 23:59 436 262 695

Total 13533 13078 39633
ROAD SAFETY MILLENNIUM GOAL

1. The United Nations General Assembly having considered this
important issue, adopted the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety
(2011-2020) aiming to reduce fatalities in road accidents by 50%
by 2020. This was accepted by the countries across the globe
including India.

2. 50% of fatal accidental deaths to be reduced by the year 2020.

3. District wise targets fixed for this purpose is as follows:-
TARGET FOR MINIMUM REDUCTION OF ROAD
ACCIDENT DEATHS IN TAMILNADU FROM 2017-2020

Minimum No. of No. of Deaths No. of Deaths
No of
Deaths to be Not to Exceed in Upto
Deaths in 2016
reduced in 2017 2017 Sep 2017

17218 2665 14553 12712
No. of Deaths No. of Deaths No. of Deaths
Not to Exceed in Not to Exceed in Not to Exceed in
2018 2019 2020

11888 9223 6558
IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDER DEPARTMENTS

1. District Collectors and District Superintendents of Police

2. Transport Department

3. Police Department

4. State Highways/ National Highways

5. NHAI

6. Health Department (i.e.108 Ambulance Services)

7. State Transport Undertakings

8. Education Department
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS

1. State Road Safety Council headed by Hon’ble Transport
Minister

2. Road Safety Commissioner

3. State Lead Agency in the Office of the Transport Commissioner

4. District Road Safety Committees

5. Office of the ADGP (Traffic & Road Safety)

6. Additional Superintendent of Police (HQs) in the Districts
nominated as Nodal Officers for monitoring Traffic and Road
Safety works.
7. More responsibilities given to senior Police Officers by way of
indicating road safety in their annual performance.

8. Post of Commissioner of Trauma Care created and Trauma Care
Centres throughout the State being set up.

9. Responsibilities fixed on Zonal Joint Transport Commissioners/
Deputy Transport Commissioners and Regional Transport Officers.

10. Gazettee Notification issued for including the Chief General
Manager, NHAI and Project Directors NHAI in the State Road Safety
Council and District Road Safety Committees respectively.
AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS

1. Short films on road safety awareness with following themes
prepared and sent to all District Collectors and Superintendents of
Police, Regional Transport Officers, State Transport Undertakings
and District Public Relation Officers.
a) Avoid use of mobile phones while crossing Road/Driving
vehicle
b) Wearing Seat belt
c) Avoid Drunken Driving
d) Wearing Helmet
e) Safe Driving
f) Respecting the Traffic Rules
g) 108 Ambulance Services
2. Funds allotted to the District Collectors, Zonal Joint Transport
Commissioners/ Deputy Transport Commissioners, Regional
Transport Officers and State Transport Undertakings for Road
Safety awareness Campaigns.
3. The Director of School Education updating Text books from 1st
Standard to 10th Standard on Road Safety.
4. Regular press releases on all important decisions and actions
taken being issued in the News Papers throughout the State.
5. Vehicle Manufacturers and Vehicle Dealers requested to prepare
Road Safety jingles and relay through All India Radio and FM
Radios.
6. Action taken by Transport Department for updating Road Safety
jingles for relaying through All India Radio.
ENFORCEMENT WORK

1. Reporting system of road accidents streamlined.

2. Carrying of original Driving Licence is compulsory.

3. Action taken to suspend / Cancel Driving Licences for the
following offences:

1) Over speeding

2) Over load in goods carriages

3) Carrying persons in goods carriages

4) Using mobile phone while driving

5) Drunken Driving

6) Red light jumping

DL Suspended Statement
4. The State Level Control Room activated in the Office of the
ADGP (Traffic & Road Safety) to monitor operation of 272
Highways patrolling vehicles.

5. Directions issued for booking criminal cases against the
Consignor and Consignee of goods in addition to driver and the
vehicle owner for carrying goods hanging beyond the body of
the vehicle if it causes fatal accident.

6. Directions issued to District Collectors for fixing speed limit on
all roads in the District.

7. Revocation of suspended Driving Licences made tough.
8. All Regional Transport Offices and Police Stations
designated as Traffic Awareness Centres to deal with
helmetless driving.
9. Vehicles involved in fatal accidents being detained, Driving
Licences of the Drivers and Permit of Transport Vehicles
being suspended including State Transport Undertaking
buses.
10. Road Safety Corners being created in the show rooms of
two wheeler dealers for imparting road safety awareness
before handing over the two wheeler to the buyer.
STATE HIGHWAYS / NATIONAL HIGHWAYS / NHAI

1. Identification and rectification of black spots.

2. Completion of Road Safety audit work and taking follow up
action to rectify defects.

3. To take all precautionary measures on under construction roads.

4. State Highways and National Highways directed to put speed
breakers on the service roads joining the main road.

5. NHAI directed to provide Transverse Bar Markings on Accident
Prone Spots (rumbling strips) with proper signages on all the
intersections and junctions.

6. NHAI directed to close all unauthorised cuts on NHAI roads
throughout the districts.
STATE TRANSPORT UNDERTAKINGS

1. Buses involved in fatal accidents being detained.

2. Plying more buses in peak hours to avoid over loading.

3. Review the time chart prescribed for drivers to control over
speeding by drivers.

4. The working hours for drivers to be reviewed.

5. Drivers to be sent compulsory twice in a year for refresher
training.

6. Periodical health checkup of the drivers.

7. Drivers who do not commit any accident during the calendar
year to be rewarded with cash prize every year.
POST ACCIDENT CARE
1. 924 Ambulances are functioning throughout the State with the
common number 108.
2. The response time of these ambulances to be reduced.
3. The good samaritans to be honoured.
4. Details of frequent accident spots to be sent to the District
Collectors, Superintendents of Police, High Ways & NHAI for
taking rectification works.
5. The Ambulances operated by NHAI are upgraded and to be
linked with 108 Emergency Services.
6. Rehabitation centers for survivors of Road Accidents being
setup in the districts.
7. State Trauma care policy to be prepared.
ROAD SAFETY FUND
1. The Government have constituted the Road Safety Fund
which is sanctioned through Inter Departmental Committee on
Road Safety Fund for various activities.
2. The details of fund sanctioned during the last five years are as
below:
Amount Allotted
Year
(Rs. in Crores)
2013-14 65
2014-15 65
2015-16 65
2016-17 65
2017-18 65
Total 325
First Time Light of Success Seen

2016 2017
(Upto Sep) (Upto Sep) Difference

Total Accidents 54676 50024 (-) 4652

Fatal Deaths 13142 12712 (-) 430

4652 Number of accidents have been reduced for the first
time when compared to previous years (Upto sep 2017)

430 Number of fatal deaths have been reduced when
compared to previous years (Upto sep 2017)
NUMBER OF DRIVING LICENCES SUSPENDED FOR THE OFFENCES
NOTIFIED BY THE SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON ROAD SAFETY

No. of Driving Licences
Period
Suspended
January 2017 to May 2017 3378

June 2017 2988

July 2017 3123

August 2017 9105

September 2017 31189

October 2017 32521

TOTAL (Up to Sep) 82304