Vehicle population in Kerala increase rapidly.Kerala is a small State with high density of population. In several fronts the State is advancing relatively in a better pace compared to many other States. Vehicle manufactures have noted Kerala as one of their major destination. Almost all models of cars could be seen on Kerala roads.
In the year 2011 the total number of registered vehicles in the State was 60.72 lakh, which will cross 64.11 lakh by the end of this year. It is to be noted that the aggregate number of vehicles already exceed the number of households in the State (which is about 60 lakhs).
Kerala was having only a very small number of vehicles earlier, only 0.24 lakh in 1960. This became 5.81 lakh in 1990. After this started the growth and reached 19.1 lakh in 2000, and 53.98 lakh in 2010.
The sad part of this is that the roads in Kerala are not now in a position to take this high density of vehicles.