Bengaluru, February 6: Bengaluru, where 15 accidents take place daily, is one of the top three metro cities in the country to witness the highest number of accidents. In 2018, as many as 684 people lost their lives in accidents on 'killer Bengaluru roads'. The metro city has more than 93,000 roads covering around 14,000 kilometres. Chennai and New Delhi witness the most number of accidents.
Majority of road accidents in Bengaluru take place because of bad road condition and road designs. The city has witnessed over 22,000 accidents in the last four years. Negligence by motorists is also one of the reasons behind mishaps. On some roads, motorists tend to overspeed and accidents take place when they lose control. However, motorists have a different story to tell. Presidential Motorcade Accident Injures Pedestrian, Secret Service Agent.
"On broader and free roads, motorists drive at high speeds, which leads to accidents. On roads that are narrow, bumper-to-bumper traffic causes accidents," a senior traffic police official told a news portal. Bengaluru Traffic Police have identified as many as 47 accident-prone spots in the city. Most of them are located on the Outer Ring Road, Hosur Road, Mysuru Road and NICE Road.
List of accident-prone roads: Hosur Main Road, Varthur Lake Road, Outer Ring Road (Airport Road, HSR Layout, near Bheema Jewellers, forest office, Croma showroom, B Narayanapura, Ramamurthy Nagar), Koramangala Inner Ring Road, Old Airport Road, Tank Bund Road, GT Road, Mysuru Road, RMC Yard, near Navayuga toll, Chokkasandra Junction, Chamarajpet 3rd Main, Minerva Circle, Kalasipalya Main Road, JP Nagar 6th Phase, Near Puravankara Apartment on Nice Road, Nagegowdanapalya to Sompura Lake, Yogeshwaranagar Cross, MVIT Junction, Bettahalasur Junction, Meenukunte, Kannamangalaplaya Gate, Jakkur Aerodrome, Palanahalli Gate.
"Be it a curve or a turn, the driver will not have clear visibility points, and that leads to accidents. The civic authority concerned should put enough warning signages to alert motorists," Urban expert V Ravichandar was quoted as saying.