Risker to drive in Nepal (Traffic accident data analysis)

In May, 2011 we posted about traffic accidents in Nepal up to FY 2066/067. Adding one more data to the chart shows an alarming increase in the number of accident in  FY 2067/068. That was an increase of more than 500 accidents in a year.


When  we see the number of death due to accidents, the number also increases from 146 to 171 death, an increase of 25 deaths.


The data shows that the government is not doing enough to reduce accidents or death caused by such accidents. So, the citizen themselves should be more careful while driving. They should be more proactive to increase awareness in people about traffic safety and rules of the road.

I hope the social media groups that have been doing laudable works in the past will also think in that direction.

Risky commute – Kathmandu street

Travelling on a goods carrier in itself is risky. Travelling in excess of it’s capacity is riskier. It is not only risky for the travellers, it is also a hazard for other vehicles. And, motorbikes are not designed to transport animals. Animal behaviors can not be predicted and unexpected behavior of the goat can not only cause harm to the commuters on the motorbike, but also other vehicles around it.


Do they have traffic rules in Kathmandu? If there are, why aren’t they implemented?

Is it not only the responsibility of the traffic police to control s
uch risky travel. Safety awareness in the commuters and the drivers is equally important.

But, a hefty fine would certainly help in reducing such an unsafe practice. (Photo received from Rajan Timilsina, one of our readers)