Hyderabad: A Geographic Information System-based study conducted by the Osmania University Civil Engineering Department revealed that 66 percent of road mishaps take place in commercial establishments and busy areas.

The study was done by transport engineers of Osmania University in Cyberabad. The findings showed that fewer road mishaps took place in residential zones and non-commercial areas.

The study has been published in the International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology in its 2017 January edition.

Madhapur, Kondapur, Gachibowli, Uppal, Medchal, LB Nagar and Shamshabad reported maximum road mishaps.

Leading causes for the accidents were found to be as drunken driving, mechanical failures, and negligent road crossing by the pedestrians. Bad road conditions, absence of traffic signals and policemen were among others.

Any technology for bringing down accidents will depend on the analysis of traffic accident records at a given location. But the data required for such an analysis is not always available. Most of the information in police records is incomplete and not useful to the entire extent
OU Professor

“We have used spatial data which is generated by scanning maps from Survey of India or through satellite data. We have also collected road accident data from traffic police stations from the past four years. The computation has been done using the spatial relationship between traffic mishaps and road network elements. Maps are also made with GPS data and compared for accuracy with traditional accident records. This attempt will show how GPS and GIS combines to give accurate black spot identification, rather than relying on assumed data for the location,” said Prof Molugaram Kumar, OU civil engineering department.

"Any technology for bringing down accidents will depend on the analysis of traffic accident records at a given location. But the data required for such an analysis is not always available. Most of the information in police records is incomplete and not useful to the entire extent," said Molugaram.