Kerala had the highest number of road accidents in 2015. The numbers seem to be on an upward climb in 2016 as well. The available data shows that 17,017 accidents have taken place till May this year. In 2015, the total number of accidents recorded was 39,014. As many as 4,196 people have lost their lives in road accidents in 2015. Nearly 29,096 people have been grievously injured in these accidents.
Rash driving seems to be the main cause of accidents. As many as 38,159 accidents took place due to rash driving. Ernakulam Rural has registered the most number of road accidents (3,515) in 2015. The second highest was Alappuzha (3,121) The least number of accidents was recorded in Wayanad (719), with Kasaragod following suit (903).