In a recent study conducted by the office of the traffic adviser (Punjab) on reason behind accidents in Mohali, grave findings have been highlighted. 21 accident-prone spots in the city have been identified that includes:
- Phase 8 industrial area towards Radha Swami chowk
- Phase 7 industrial area towards Spice Chowk
- Phase 6 new bus stand towards Balongi barrier
- Phase 35 light point
- Landran and Saneta Road
- Sohana-Lakhnaur Road
The study was conducted by the traffic advisor, Navdeep Asija, with his student Abhishek Bajaj. Their study clearly showed an increase in accidents.
- Pedestrians and cyclists: The number of pedestrians and cyclists killed in mishaps shot from 38% in 2013 to 56% in 2015.
- Killer Timing:
- Between 2013-2015, 16 accidents happened between 9pm and noon.
- Between 2013 and 2015, 2 people died during midnight to 3 am.
- Most Vulnerable: The findings revealed that pedestrians and bicyclists were most vulnerable on Mohali roads. Over 50% per cent of the victims were pedestrians and bicyclists. The traffic police records corroborates the findings.
- Main culprits: Car drivers and truckers are the main culprits as they cruise at very high speeds thinking that these roads are racing tracks.
- Car and truck collisions contributed to 71% of the crashes in Mohali city in the last 3 years. 53% of crashes were caused by reckless car drivers, mentioned the study .
Source: Times of India
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