The New Indian Express has made a story which sates, “Belgaum has overtaken Bangalore to become the most accident-prone district in the state.
Up to June this year, the northern Karnataka district had recorded 365 fatal accidents in which 406 people were killed. In the same period, 342 people were killed in 333 fatal accidents in Bangalore. The number of those injured in Belgaum district was also higher at 2,362, as compared to 2,077 in the state capital.
The numbers are shocking, since the number of vehicles in Belgaum district is 7.35 lakh, way below the Bangalore number of 50.5 lakh vehicles.”
State highway stretches passing through the biggest district in the state are claiming a big toll, and adding to the casualties on National Highway-4 that connects Bangalore and Pune. As many as 157 people were killed on state highways and 104 on the national highway in the six-month period. On an average, 43 people die every month on highways in Belgaum.Most accidents involve maxi cabs, goods vehicles carrying people, and vehicles overloaded with passengers