More than 100 people have died in road accidents in Nagaland in the last two years, an officer of the regional transport has said.
Senior District Transport Officer Kohima, Yaongsanglee Chang, said a vehicular accident occurs every minute in the country which adds up to 5,25,600 major road accidents every year, claiming the lives of 1,48,920 people.
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Chang was addressing a one-day workshop on Road Safety Awareness
Since 2016, 1,432 road accidents occurred in Nagaland resulting in 122 deaths and causing injury to 956 people.
To reduce fatalities, he urged two-wheeler riders to wear helmets and for four-wheelers to use seat-belts, besides regularly checking the tires.
Technical session on traffic management in Kohima town and road signs and penalties was also conducted as part of the workshop organized by Transport Department.