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Pedestrian crashes in Bangalore in 2018: Full Report

November 4, 2019

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Pedestrian crashes in Bangalore in 2018: Full Report

Last year, 40 percent of all road traffic deaths in Bangalore comprised pedestrians. As per data reported by and obtained from the Bangalore Traffic Police, there were 684 road traffic deaths, which included 276 pedestrian deaths. In the same year, there were 1196 reported pedestrian injuries.

Over the past few months, we have filed RTIs with the Bangalore Traffic Police to obtain pedestrian crash data for the year 2018. A total of 274 First Information Reports (FIRs) were obtained, translated, and analyzed. This effort is in continuation to our study done in 2017 to analyze the pedestrian crash trends in Bangalore.

The full report of the analysis can be downloaded here

This blog presents some of the key findings of our analysis:

  1. In 2018, 40 percent of all road deaths in Bangalore comprised pedestrians
  2. Yelahanka reported the highest number of pedestrian deaths, followed by KR Puram and Chikkajala. Peenya reported the highest number of pedestrian injuries, followed by KR Puram and Kamkshipalya.
  3. Consistent with the trend in 2017, the crashes peaked in the evenings between 6 pm and 10 pm. 30 percent of total fatal crashes were reported during this 4-hour window.
  4. 80 percent of the victims were male and 20 percent were female. 33 percent of all crashes involved victims aged 60 years and above.
  5. 35 percent of all fatal crashes involved a two-wheeler hitting a pedestrian. 26 percent of them involved a car or a jeep hitting the pedestrian. Heavy vehicles—trucks and buses– contributed to 24 percent of all crashes.
  6. The attributed cause of the crash in 232 of the 274 cases was recorded as “overspeeding and reckless driving”.
  7. A majority of pedestrians were crossing a road at the time of the crash. While 62 percent of the pedestrians were crossing the road, 25 percent were walking on the roadside just before the crash occurred.
  8. In at least 40 percent of the cases, the pedestrian was hit and run by the vehicle. While in 34 percent of the cases, the driver left the spot along with the vehicle, in 6 percent of the cases, the driver left the spot by leaving the vehicle behind.
  9. 20 percent of all deaths happened at the site of the crash, whereas 57 percent of all deaths happened in the hospital. 20 percent of victims died on the way to a hospital and 2 percent of them died on the way to a referral hospital.
  10. Pedestrian crashes were largely concentrated around arterial roads of the city. Hosur Road, Bellary Road, Mysore Road, Old Madras Road, and Outer Ring Road (ORR) saw a high number of crashes.

The map of crash spots can be seen here

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