In Delhi, 32 metro stations and about 30 schools are high-risk accidents locations. Due to the frequent reports of traffic-related fatalities there. According to an analysis study by the city transport department, the casualties in both of these places were pedestrians. Absence of proposed sidewalks, footpaths, pavements, and road crossing facilities, are the reason for their deaths.
These 32 schools are spread throughout the city, and the majority of them are government-run, the report claims. There are a number of them, including Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Vasant Kunj, Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Chirag Dilli, Veer Savarkar School in Kalkaji, Government Boys’ School in Sarai Kale Khan, Madanpur Khadar, Nangloi J J colony, Najafgarh, Welcome Colony, and Shalimar Bagh.
The High-risk sites and reasons:
According to the research, high-risk locations in Delhi are typically located on interstates, national highways, or arterial roads. They frequently also involve road segments that pass through busy pedestrian areas including schools, subway stations, and commercial districts.
Traffic calming, pedestrian infrastructure, and poorly constructed intersections with unclear lane markings and delineation are to blame for the high frequency of accidents. Especially near schools, metro stations, and other locations. The road network’s architecture further encourages vulnerable road users to share the road with bigger and quicker cars, it continues.
Suggestions to improve the conditions:
The recommendations advocated mass action remedies (such as sidewalks and safe pedestrian crossings). Corridor- or street-wide reforms as opposed to individualized treatments for difficulties in order to prevent accidents.
Speeding has been a major factor in many fatal crashes and catastrophic personal injuries. A serious crash risk rises by 3%. A fatal crash risk rises by 4% therefore for every 1% increase in average speed. However, the analysis demonstrates that a 5% decrease in average speed results in a 30% decrease in deaths, which has a significant positive impact on safety.
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