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Old 16th August 2011, 12:32   #16
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Be watchful on NH 219 between Palamaner and Kuppam while negotiating blind curves; and the number is quite substantial. Curves are almost 'S' types and really sharp.
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At first glance, the Kayampur bend, the curve of road on the outskirts of the city of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, looks ordinary and peaceful. But in 2011, this turn recorded the highest number of traffic deaths for any single spot in the 12 Indian states where 90% of India’s road fatalities occur, according to a Times of India report.

The Kayampur bend lies on a road leading from Aligarh’s Quarsi area to Etah town. It crosses a much smaller road leading to Kayampur village. During a visit to the spot in late February, India Real Time noted that the bend towards Etah is rather sharp, with ditches located on either side. That, according to locals, makes it a tough drive for people unfamiliar with the road, especially at night. It doesn’t help that there don’t appear to be any street lights here. Battered and overturned trucks and vehicles are a common sight in these ditches for daily commuters and villagers.
Country's deadliest spots:

Place: .........................................People killed in 2011

Kayampur More (Aligarh)................169

Hero Honda Chowk (Gurgaon).........105

Jaigurdev Ashram (Mathura)............100

Bahalgarh Chowk (Sonipat)...............67

Shivdaspura (Jaipur south)................65

Medchal, Cyberabad (Andhra)............54

Old Kasara Ghat (Thane)..................46

Source: Deadliest spot for road accidents is in Aligarh - Times Of India
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Nagercoil - Trivandrum, Its a two lane road of around 72Kms, heavy traffic, lots of curves and adding to it flooded with rash drivers especially the cabs, KSRTC buses etc.
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Country's deadliest spots:

Old Kasara Ghat (Thane)..................46

Source: Deadliest spot for road accidents is in Aligarh - Times Of India
Didn't feel that Old uphill Kasara Ghat would make the top 10. I used to time the ghat on my bike for fun. But even I had some close calls due to local vehicles coming on the wrong side of the road. Sometimes without headlights after dark. Turns out I was taking quite a risk. I hope after 46 fatalities last year, maybe the locals have learnt their lesson.
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Old 7th August 2012, 21:30   #20
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In Bangalore, not specifically on the Highway, I have seen at couple of accident prone spots.
1. On Bellary road the spot outside palace grounds-White petals/ Sheesh mahal opp Vinayak Skoda. During peak hours, there's a tendency for vehicles to be too close to each other and when theres sudden braking, bang from behind. Have seen at least 3-4 bumper ramming cases here.

2. The spot below the windsor manor overbridge and the railway overbridge while coming from the Golf course. Have seen 2-3 accidents there too. Same scenario as above. Too close for comfort. The saving grace are these spots are not life threatening, but are prone to vehicle damage.I drive very carefully on these stretches as its my daily work commuting route...
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Adding to the above,

ECR - Chennai -Pondy highway - Especially weekends/friday nights - drunk and crazy youngsters driving at high speeds towards clubs and pubs or to Pondy for less prized booze.

Chennai -Bangalore NH48 - Hosur till Electronic city - Heavy truck traffic and pedastrian and city traffic as the road goes in the middle of hosur

Goa - Bangalore - Konkan Highway - Ghat sections are invitingly well laid - beware of KaSRTC volvos/NWKRTC/MSRTC/GRTC buses and private taxi's.
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Accident-prone areas on Indian roads and highways

There has been a significant rise in the road accidents in our country in the
recent past. Transport departments/ the traffic police,of various cities/states across the country could very well be conducting surveys and preparing lists of accident-prone areas.

Though many less-known tourism spots are visited by domestic tourists, facilities for tourists and guidance to adhere to safety norms are absent. The unscientific construction of road should be cited as one of the main reasons for the accidents

I also came across this Opinion Poll on Road Safety Specifically for Identification of Black Spots (Accident Prone Area) on the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways , Govt of India website.

This should be for identifying 'blackspots' on our roads throughout the country where accidents occur frequently and finding ways to fix them to reduce the rate of accidents.How many of us knew about this? The million dollar question is whether any rehabilitative works are being undertaken by the authorities or not.

If you come across during your trips any such areas,please
  1. Do fill in this form and submit it to the Ministry of Road transport & Highways here
  2. Do share the location here as well, stating the road stretch on that particular route with or without pictures.
This initiation could be very useful as it could prompt the authorities to make lists of highly-prone accident zones and take precautionary measures to avoid accidents in future. At least if we could help add a few more Warning boards at accident-prone areas, we have done a good job.

Adimali-Rajakkad road[Kerala]
Mullakkanam near Rajakkad

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This is where 7 students were killed as the bus they were travelling fell into a gorge in Mullakkanam near Rajakkad in Idukki district, last week.

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Chennai’s accident hotspots mapped
Ambulance drivers list out 15 risky stretches in north and west Chennai and 16 in the south.

Thirty-one stretches across the city are considered dangerous. This conclusion is supported by the frequency with which accidents are reported from these stretches.

From information gathered from pilots of 108 Ambulance Service and the police, 15 stretches in north and west Chennai, and 16 in south Chennai are considered highly accident-prone.

The 31 stretches include Chennai-Tiruvallur High Road, New Avadi Road, 100 Feet Road and Beach Road. Certain spots on these stretches are said to have witnessed a disturbing frequency of mishaps — they include Royapuram bridge, Kathipara Junction and Pallikaranai bridge.

While the police claim negligence as one of the reasons for frequent accidents on these stretches, road safety experts have called for a scientific investigation into the cause of accidents.

The lack of a dedicated space for pedestrians in Neelankarai has made people using a stretch of East Coast Road vulnerable to accidents.

Srilakshmi Rao, a resident of Neelankarai, said: “It is scary to walk on this road as there is no footpath and small shops occupy the little space that is available. The road needs to be widened up to Vettuvankeni. Police must regulate share autorickshaws that halt haphazardly on the road.”

The stretch of Inner Ring Road between Padi and Madhavaram is a trouble zone for motorists. Poor lighting and reckless driving often lead to accidents here. Lorries parked on the roads add to the motorists’ risk, especially those who join the road from the Padi flyover.

J.I.A. Easter Raj, a resident of Kolathur said: “People jump traffic signals and overtake vehicles at high speed leading to collisions and sometimes fatal accidents. Though service lanes are being developed, it doesn’t serve the purpose as lorries encroach upon the space.”

Crossing the Madhya Kailash junction on Sardar Patel Road is a tough task. Residents like S. V. Pandiarajan of Indira Nagar want separate lanes for two-wheelers to be re-introduced and checks to curb rash driving to be increased.

A scientific investigation into accident causes is essential to reduce accidents.

“In most accident cases, the driver of the bigger vehicle is arrested. There is no scientific investigation to determine the cause of the accident — human or vehicle fault or poor road engineering,” said Piyush Tewari, CEO, Save Life Foundation.

Experts feel that unless this is done, it will be difficult to curb accidents.

“When an accident takes place, the traffic police, transport department official and the highways or Corporation official has to study the scene. But, this is done only for major accidents. For minor accidents, only the police report is relied upon,” said a traffic expert.

He said the State government had a Geographical Information System-based software called the Road Accident Data Management System (RADMS) funded by the World Bank.

“It was used for collecting, comparing and analysing road accident data. But it is not being used due to some fault. Now they are upgrading it,” he added.

Risky stretches for drivers and pedestrians
Near Padi bridge, ICF New Avadi Road
Valluvarkottam, Kodambakkam-Vadapalani Rd
Rippon Buildings
Sterling Road
DMS-Gemini Flyover stretch
Spots where accidents are common
Anna Arch, Aminjikara
Near Rohini Theatre, Koyambedu
High Court, Parry's Corner
Pallikaranai Bridge, Velachery
Guindy-Kathipara Junction
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