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Sunday, 21 April 2024 9.20 PM IST

As roads in rural Kerala got better, locals fear another thing

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VELLARADA: Even as two-wheeler inspections are being carried out regularly in villages, two-wheeler accident deaths are on the rise. As most of the roads in the rural areas are now in good condition, the competitive racing between two-wheelers through this route also increased. The graph of accidents is also increasing due to this. Those involved in accidents are mostly students and youth. Locals say that other passers-by also get into accidents. Drunk driving and overspeeding on good roads contribute to the increase in accident deaths.

No documents

Youngsters riding luxury bikes rub the stand on the bottom of the bike on the road to create sparks. In most cases, those who are involved in the accidents have no license, no insurance and no other documents for their vehicles. Often the family of the deceased is not even covered by insurance.

Financial aid denied

In some instances, three or four people get on the same bike and because of this even if they get seriously injured in an accident, they do not get financial help for treatment. Those concerned say that the reason for the increase in accidents is that there are no mechanisms to control the excessive speed of two-wheelers and there is not much punishment for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Vehicle inspections

Two-wheeler drivers can control accidents to some extent if they are given a license along with significant awareness. Although police vehicle inspections are efficient, small vehicles are rarely inspected.

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