As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), the highest number of cases of rash driving has been registered against women from Kerala. The 263 cases registered against women drivers in the state in 2014 amounts to 19.4% of total arrests in the country, making the state top on the list of such rash driving offenses.
The state of Maharashtra came second with 183 arrests.
The Timesof India reports that Maharashtra is also sixth when it comes to women drivers arrested for causing death due to negligence. While Bihar heads this list with 52 arrests, Maharashtra has seen 20 arrests in 2014. In comparison, for rash driving or road rage, Gujarat has recorded 141 arrests, MP 117, Delhi 97 and Rajasthan 88.
The recent report released by NCRB contains detailed information on cognizable crimes, disposal of crimes by police and courts and property crimes.
“Motorists are not afraid of punishment in India. Bu when the same motorists or persons go abroad, they add here to traffic rules fearing stringent action. Fresh amendments to the act have been submitted to the government and, once cleared will act as a deterrent for motorists,” former Joint Commissioner of Police, Traffic and B K Upadhyay told TOI.