New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Wednesday claimed that the number of road accidents during the night have gone down by (approximately) 10 percent from January to mid-March 2012 as compared to the corresponding period in 2011.

According to joint commissioner of police, Satyendra Garg, while 270 fatal accidents took place from January 1 to April 15 in 2011, the figure dropped to 240 in 2012. The information was shared on the Facebook page of the Delhi police.

In 2011, till April 15, city had recorded 270 fatal accidents, which have come down to 240 this year. Garg said, “We are working on getting better systems such as speed cameras to further reduce these accidents... reason for success is better traffic management and interventions on roads witnessing more accidents.”

There have been several road accidents during the night and early morning hours this year.

A young businessman driving a Lamborghini at high speed died Feb 19 after his car crashed into a railing on the Bus Rapid Transit Corridor near Panchsheel Enclave. The car also hit a cycle, leaving the rider paralysed.  Three young men were killed March 13 when their Mitsubishi Lancer rammed into a stationary bus in Saket. A 23-year-old MBA student died April 13 when his Toyota Corolla turned turtle after hitting a road divider in South Delhi. A police constable was killed and another injured April 8 when a Mercedes driver hit the motorcycle they were riding during a night patrol in Paschim Vihar.