Regardless of weekend lockdowns owing to the Covid-19 pandemic being in power for the higher a part of final 12 months, Bengaluru metropolis reported a better variety of deaths and accidents on Sundays.
Like the remainder of the nation, the town was below lockdown from the final week of March to the primary week of June in 2020. Thereafter, the state authorities enforced weekend lockdowns for a number of extra months.
In 2020, Bengaluru metropolis reported 657 deaths resulting from highway accidents, of which 109 deadly accidents have been reported on Sundays alone. Whereas the variety of deaths resulting from highway accidents has come down in comparison with 2019 (832 deaths) and 2018 (870 deaths), officers attribute the event to the Covid-19 lockdown and related curbs. Even in earlier years, Sundays reported extra highway accidents in comparison with different days of the week. Whereas Saturdays recorded fewer fatalities.
Talking to the IndianExpress.com, joint commissioner of police (site visitors) BR Ravikanthe Gowda mentioned, “Many individuals who come to Bengaluru throughout weekends are in a rush to return to their locations on Sundays, resulting in a better variety of highway accidents. Notably, most mishaps reported on Sundays end result from dashing.”
Requested whether or not lockdown decreased the variety of highway accidents, Gowda mentioned: “It might need been an element however the enforcement of legal guidelines has performed a significant position in decreasing the numbers.”
Nightmare for pedestrians
In 2020, 164 pedestrians died within the metropolis resulting from highway accidents, however what continues to be a serious concern is that lots of the victims misplaced their lives regardless of adhering to site visitors guidelines. A minimum of 82 individuals died even after they have been standing in areas designated for pedestrians. Almost 332 two-wheeler riders additionally died in highway mishaps.
The information revealed that 189 individuals within the 21-30 age group died in highway accidents in 2020. Whereas 101 individuals aged between 41-50 and 73 individuals between 51-60 years misplaced their lives. Fifty-five individuals within the age group of 11-20 additionally perished in highway accidents.
Of the 655 individuals accused in highway accidents, 438 have been within the 21-40 age group. These included 273 self-accidents. Solely 17 individuals above 61 years have been accused of highway accidents.
The information additionally revealed that 51 per cent of accident victims in 2020 died even earlier than they might be taken to a hospital. Whereas 162 individuals died on the spot, one other 177 individuals died on their solution to a hospital. Sadly, 308 individuals succumbed to their accidents in hospital. The site visitors police in its report mentioned that passers-by usually failed to reply adequately in the course of the golden hour (the primary hour after the accident) and in a number of cases have been seen taking movies and photographs of the accident websites and the victims.
Complete deaths reported resulting from highway accidents
2021 (until August 31)- 434
Accidents on days in 2020
Tuesday – 95
Wednesday – 95
Thursday – 90
Timing of highway accidents in 2020
225 individuals died in highway accidents between 9 pm and 6 am
12 midnight- 6 am: 110
6 am- 9 am: 61
9 am-12 midday: 70
12 midday -3 pm: 72
3 pm-6 pm: 95
6 pm-9 pm: 108
9 pm-12 midnight: 115
Timing of accident unknown: 1
On common, 162 individuals in Bengaluru die resulting from self-accidents (2018,2019 and 2020 information).
Deadly accident statistics: 24 accidents have been reported on the NICE hall throughout 2020 and the identical quantity of deaths have been reported in 2019 additionally. Eighteen accidents have occurred on flyovers within the metropolis in 2020. 100 and nineteen accidents have been reported on nationwide highways, 175 deadly accidents reported on major roads and 171 on crossroads.
200 and fifty-three highway accident victims in 2020 have been employed in non-public corporations, 182 have been self-employed, 47 have been college students, 28 have been authorities/on-contract staff.
Among the many accused in deadly accidents, the best share is of those that give up training after the tenth normal (189), adopted by individuals who’ve completed solely main training (127).