Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh on Saturday said good-looking girls and mobile phones were the primary reasons for road accidents.
"If you have a good motorcycle, a good mobile phone and a beautiful girlfriend, accidents are bound to happen," he told media.
Speaking at a road-safety week programme at AIIMS here, Singh said: "Earlier, we felt that bad roads were the cause of accidents, so we constructed good roads but I was surprised to find out that the number of actually accidents went up after that."
He also stressed on the importance of two-wheeler riders wearing helmets.
"It´s a common sight to see youngsters driving two-wheelers while talking on cellphones which often leads to accidents. Youths should avoid such habits," Singh said.