Traffic Junctions are supposed to assist in a constant flow of traffic. However, in India, crossings create more chaos and lead to death accidents. A recent study by Times of India stresses the need to restructure all such dangerous spots to bypass the ongoing fatalities.
How many lost their lives in crossing accidents in 2013?
If the facts from last year's accident report are to be believed, around 75,200 people lost their lives at traffic crossings, which is more than 50% of the total death toll on Indian roads in 2013. The figures in the picture above also show that 56,868 of deaths recorded took place at uncontrolled crossings with no traffic lights or traffic police personnel.
Death due to bad Road Conditions in India
This report also shows a clear picture of the bad road conditions in India. It's unbelievable, but only the potholes caused 9,700 crashes leading to 2600 deaths. Majority of such deaths reported in the city of UP where 760 people died. On the other hand, MP tallies a maximum of 2888 crashes because of potholes, but life claims confine to 363.
Deaths at different forms of Traffic Junctions
T-Junctions engulfed 25,800 people to death, while Y shaped junctions accounted for 13,500 lives. Next, the 4 arm junctions registered close to 10,800 deaths, whereas, the staggered junctions took 7,800 lives. Folks, better be alert at every traffic junction!!
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