According a data released by government, the 3 pm to 9 pm period has proven to be quite risky and fatal on Indian roads as the government data shows nearly 40% of the total road accidents registered in 2021 took place between that time.
Meanwhile, the time period between 12 am and 6 am, however, is the safest with less than 10% of the accidents.
According to the annual report ‘Road Accidents in India — 2021’, released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, of the total 4.12 lakh accidents registered during 2021, over 1.58 lakh were reported between 3 pm and 9 pm.
Further diving into the data shows that in 2021, the interval between 6 pm and 9 pm recorded maximum number of road accidents – accounting for about 21% of the total accidents in the country and this is in line with the pattern seen over the past five years. The time between 3 pm and 6 pm reported the second highest accidents – about 18%. During 2021, the time for 4,996 accidents was not known, the report shows.