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Nearly 43,600 riders without helmets killed in 2018; UP tops the list with 6000

R Sinduja

News Editor

About 43,600 2-wheeler riders without helmets died in road accidents in 2018, which was 21% higher than the previous year (35,975). These figures provided by state govt are a reminder of how critical is the role of a helmet in saving lives. UP reported a maximum no of helmetless 2-wheelers death in 2018 (6020), followed by Maharashtra (5232) and Tamil Nadu (5028). Death due to non-wearing of a seat belt is 24,400 in 2018.