Airbags do not save lives of children sitting in front seat

India has no law prohibiting kids sitting in front By Suryash Kumar Front-seat airbags were made mandatory in 2021, but the potential danger for children below 12 years travelling in the front seat has been ignored. During crashes, seatbelts cannot hold children to the seat properly. An inflating airbag can pose great threat to their […]

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Pothole-riddled Lingarajapuram underpass is a pain for citizens

We’ll rebuild it  once tender is OK’d: BBMP The Lingarajapuram underpass is in dire need of attention. The road’s poor condition creates tension for people using it. The Lingarajapuram flyover connects to Fraser Town in one direction and HRBR Layout, HBR Layout and Airport Road in the other. Just below the flyover is the crossroads that […]

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Distracted driving continues to be a threat to people’s lives

Use of mobile, drunk driving are instances Despite the number of deaths and injuries caused due to distracted driving, people continue to neglect its consequences.  According to the World Health Organisation, drivers who use mobile phones while driving are four times more vulnerable to road accidents. Bankrate describes distracted driving as an activity that diverts […]

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There are 20 potholes on 350m stretch at Varthur Kodi Circle

Streetlights are missing; bikes ride on footpath The 350-metre  road at Varthur Kodi Circle, Whitefield, has more than 20 potholes and 10 hazardous obstructions. A major inconvenience to commuters, these have caused several accidents. Anjali Saini, a volunteer at Whitefield Rising, an organization that tries to make people aware of civic problems, said: “This road is a […]

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Students, govt bus corporations blame each other for accidents

‘Make campus of BU a no-go area for buses’ By Yukta Mudgal In October 2022, two persons died in accidents involving buses of state-run corporations. An MSc student died nearly two weeks after she was run over while she was trying to board a BMTC bus. Another woman died after being hit by a KSRTC […]

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Travelling on Thubarahalli roads poses challenge for citizens

2 persons died in accidents there in October Thubarahalli, a part of Bengaluru’s tech hub, has been facing traffic congestion and accidents, leaving commuters worried. The Observer found many potholes on the way to Thubarahalli main road from the Baiyappanahalli Metro station. The presence of potholes leads to traffic jams during peak hours, making it risky for […]

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