The Indian Government said the number of road accidents on Indian highways, including expressways, has decreased marginally over the years.

According to the Indian Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Mahadeo Singh Khandela, the casualties in road accidents have dropped from 1,40158 in 2006 to 13,7995 in 2008.

The country lost 59,246 people due to exceeding the speed limit in 2008.

Out of these accidental mortalities, the state of Maharashtra has accounted for highest number of deaths with 8,704 deaths reported in speed driving.

In 2008, 7,682 people died due to drunk driving.