In 2017, 282 pedestrians were killed in vehicle crashes in Bengaluru. Majority of these crashes occurred when the pedestrian was trying to cross a major arterial road, like the ORR, that’s designed for maximum vehicle speed
Bike ambulances were introduced in Bengaluru to ensure that victims of accidents or other emergencies got timely medical help. Since April, these ambulances have responded to over 700 calls in the city.
Two Bangalore-based initiatives, HSR Layout Neighbourhood Improvement Programme and Positive Strokes take home INR 3,00,000 as prize money after winning the Safer Roads, Safer India innovation challenge.