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    In a November 2019 report, the United Nations revealed that deaths caused due to road crashes in India had reached an all-time high in 2018, with over 151,000 fatalities. From implementing helmet and seat belt requirements to increasing police security, especially on busy roads, India is taking measures to curb the number of annual road accidents.

    A group of bikers performing stunts on Delhi roads were held by police after a video of them indulging in bone-chilling thrills went viral on social media.

    While performing the stunts, the bikers hadn't worn helmets or protective gear, which got them into trouble.

    ​Sharing an update on the case, Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Jasmeet Singh, tweeted “The bikers have been identified. Legal action is being taken by the Shakurpur police station.”

    In 2018, a report released by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) revealed that as many as 2,385 persons, including riders (1,707) and pillion riders (678) of motorised two-wheelers, were killed in road accidents as they did not wear a helmet.

    There was a 33 percent surge compared to the number of such deaths in 2017. 

    The World Bank, in its report titled as “Delivering Road Safety in India - Leadership Priorities and Initiatives to 2030” estimated that the state required additional investment of $109 billion over the coming decade to achieve its Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): a 50 percent reduction in the nation's road crash fatalities.

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