Reckless drivers have made Delhi an accident capital: Court

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 20:47

New Delhi: Delhi has become the "accident
capital" and roads here are the "most dangerous" in the world
warranting no leniency towards reckless drivers, a court here
has said.



"Roads of Delhi are among the most dangerous than any
other city in the world. Fatalities on Delhi roads surpass
statistics of any other city in the world," Additional
Sessions Judge (ASJ) SS Rathi said.

The remarks were made by the judge while upholding the
conviction of four months sentence to Tejpal Singh, a driver
of a private bus, who had rammed the vehicle into two cars and
two motorbikes at busy ITO traffic intersection in August
1999, injuring several persons.



"As such, the insensitive attitude of drivers like
the convict in hand towards the plight of unsuspecting victims
is appalling. Such reckless drivers do not deserve any
leniency from the court. Courtesy drivers like the convict in
hand, our city Delhi has become accident capital of the
world," the judge said.

The court said the statistics of deaths in road accidents
put Delhi on top, if compared with any other city in the
world.


PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 20:47

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