Road Safety Measures in Urban Scenario - A Case Study in Bengaluru

Basavaraj Akki*, Rashmi S. M.**, Pramukh N.***
*-** Department of Civil Engineering, JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bengaluru, India.
Periodicity:January - March'2023


Road safety audit is defined as a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an independent, multidisciplinary team. It qualitatively estimates and reports on potential road safety issues and identifies various measures for improving safety for all road users. The current scenario of urban road accidents in our country show that urban safety is in a critical state, emphasizing the need for a current urban road safety audit. This article examines the various factors that influence safety on urban road accidents, including human, vehicle, road, external environment, and other factors, and summarizes the implications and steps taken for an urban road traffic safety audit. This article explores the current state of road safety in Bengaluru, examining the various factors that contribute to accidents and identifying potential solutions to improve safety in the city's roads. Through an analysis of existing research and data, this article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the challenges and opportunities for improving road safety in Bengaluru, with the goal of reducing the number of accidents and saving lives. The selected area is from Uttarahalli Circle to Srinivaspura Road in Kengeri, a 7-kilometer stretch on Dr Vishnuvardhan Road, as it is a busy road connecting industrial, commercial, and educational areas and has mixed and heterogeneous traffic, leading to accidents. The audit has been conducted using the following guidelines of IRC SP: 88. Measures of road signs, markings, message signs, delineators, hazard markers, and traffic safety barriers have been done based on the requirements. In conclusion, significant measures need to be taken to improve roads safety and have them listed accordingly.


Accidents, Pedestrians, Environment, Road Safety, IRC SP:88.

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Akki, B., Rashmi, S. M., and Pramukh, N. (2023). Road Safety Measures in Urban Scenario - A Case Study in Bengaluru. i-manager’s Journal on Civil Engineering, 13(1), 32-43.


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