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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION N0. 3031 TO BE ANSWERED ON MAY 3, 2012 Black Spots Responsible for Accidents
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS (SHRI JITIN PRASADA)
(a) & (b) Yes, Sir. The Ministry has identified 325 numbers of most dangerous black spots on National Highways in 13 States in the country.
(c) 25 number of top black spots have been identified on National Highways passing through the State of Karnataka.
(d) The immediate remedial measures proposed to be taken by the Ministry include provision of signages at appropriate distance ahead of the black spots, delineators, bar code rumbling strips and traffic calming measures. The long-term measures provide for detailed study of the locations to find out the reasons for accidents and to devise remedies like grade separated intersections with provisions for pedestrian crossings.