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3156 passengers died in the state in two years

The lives of fellow passengers on the bike are also in danger

Mumbai: There have been incidents in Maharashtra where a two-wheeler passenger has lost his life due to an accident caused by dangerous two-wheeler or other vehicles. In 2019 and 2020, 3156 passengers on two-wheelers were killed in road accidents due to not wearing helmets.

While the number of two-wheelers has been increasing in the state in the last few years, the number of traffic violations is also on the rise. Riding a bike too fast or carelessly, doing stunts while riding a bike, etc. can annoy other drivers or pedestrians. It also increases the risk of accidents. Due to these reasons, a cyclist has to lose his life and the life of his fellow passenger is also in danger.

According to the Highway Police, between January and December 2019, 1646 co-passengers on two-wheelers died in road accidents in the state. In 2020, 1510 co-passengers have lost their lives. No deaths have been reported in Mumbai in the last two years. 39 passengers were killed in Thane city, 45 in Thane rural and 24 in Navi Mumbai division. During the same period, 4,591 people were seriously injured and 1,834 were slightly injured. Besides, passengers have lost their lives in Nashik, Pune, Kolhapur, Jalgaon, Aurangabad and other areas.

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