PATNA: Bihar has reported 14 percent fall in cases of road accidents post total prohibition in the state.
Authorities are giving total credit to the alcohol ban for this significant fall in cases of road mishaps claiming thousands of lives every year.
As per an official report, a total of 8,222 cases of road accidents were reported in 2016 against 9,555 reported in 2015.
The comparative study also shows a decrease in number of deaths in road accidents.
While 5,421 people lost their lives in road mishaps in 2015, the number of deaths came down to 4,901 in 2016—a decrease of 9.59 percent, as per official records.
Of the total deaths, a maximum of 484 deaths were reported from Patna, followed by 256 in Muzaffarpur, 251 in Gaya and 203 in Nalanda districts.
Reports further state that the National Highways (NHs) have been proving deadlier than the State Highways (SHs).
If the reports are to b believed, a total of 3138 accidents took place on NH killing 2014 persons last year. On the other hand, the accidents on SHs claimed 1436 lives.