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Road accidents high in State

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Bangalore: According to a latest road condition survey, 39 per cent of the core road network in the State requires improvement to bring it into good or fair condition.

At the same time, vehicular traffic has been rapidly growing at the rate of 10 to 15 per cent a year over the last decade, the survey says.

Relatively larger number of road accidents in India occurs in Karnataka, and the number of fatalities has increased by 55 per cent since 2000 to reach a rate of 140 per 100,000 vehicles in 2009, compared with rates such as 9 in the United Kingdom, 15 in the U.S., and 70 in Brazil and China.

The high fatality rate in Karnataka is attributed to a lack of effective road safety management and enforcement system.

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