May 11, 2022

Mangaluru: Mobile use and hopping signal are the main causes of the increase in accidents in the city

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, April 23: Accidents are on the rise in the city, which is becoming more crowded day by day. Most accidents are caused by signal skipping and the use of cell phones while driving.

Within the limits of the city police station, cases of driving or driving the vehicle through the red signal are commonplace. This is more prevalent in signals at the Hampankatta and PVS junction.

It is learned that the collision between the bicycle and the bus, in which the bus was ripped open, which occurred on April 8, occurred when the bus driver jumped the red signal.

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On Friday, April 8, at 2:23 p.m. at the Hampankatta signal, a red signal was lit for vehicles arriving from Jyoti Circle. The green signal was on for vehicles arriving from KS Rao Road and heading towards Falnir. However, the bus driver drove the vehicle while the red signal was on and crashed into the bike. The collision caused a fire in the bus. Fortunately, the biker escaped unscathed.

Traffic ACP Nataraj says vehicle drivers should observe signals properly and should not invite danger for a minute or two of waiting time.

The use of cell phones while waiting for signals or on the move is also on the rise in the city. The traffic police must take strict measures in this regard.

Within the city limits, vehicles must not be driven beyond the speed limit of 20 to 30 km/h. However, it is observed that many drivers of vehicles drive at high speed. The traffic police show no interest in curbing such a violation of the rule. The public says that the traffic police are only busy checking vehicles for the wearing of helmets, emissions test certificates, licenses and vehicle RCs.

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