In order to raise awareness of the need for road safety, the Maharashtra government will be observing National Road Safety Month from January 18th.

New Delhi: Every year around 1.50 lakh die in traffic accidents. Maharashtra saw a drop in accidents last year, with around 25,000 reported accidents, a 36 percent decrease from 2019. Nevertheless, the state is among the top two when it comes to road deaths.

Since November 2020, the AUTO i CARE app, a 24-hour car repair service provider, has registered over 1,10,000 inquiries on its hotline, 70,000 of which concerned calls to tow vehicles involved in an accident. The number is shockingly high at 70 percent, which could be due to people starting to drive on the road after the lockdown.

In order to raise awareness of the need for road safety, the Maharashtra government will be observing National Road Safety Month from January 18th.

The increase in road traffic has also resulted in a spate of accidents on our highways and roads. AUTO i CARE has received more than 22,000 calls during the night from November 2020 to date about towing assistance after an accident or a car breakdown from across the country. But the number of accidents seems to double during the day as nearly 50,000 people seek help on the highways.

According to the app, metropolitan areas like Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad make the most calls.

Sagar Joshi, founder of the app, explains: “Spreading awareness of road safety strengthens us as a startup for breakdown assistance. On the occasion of the National Road Safety Month, the platform reaches thousands of travelers to keep them informed by providing important tips on the importance of maintaining your vehicle and observing the driving rules. This is a step towards increasing the safety of Indian roads. “

He added, “We have handled emergency calls from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Goa, Calcutta, Noida, Jaipur, Lucknow, Hyderabad and other countries. Our team works around the clock to ensure that the vehicles get the right help within 20 minutes of the call. We are connected to over 50,000 local mechanics and repair shops covering 998 cities and 2.28,000 kilometers of Indian roads. “