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Traffic Injury Research & Prevention Centre. INTRODUCTION. City wide traffic injury surveillance in partnership with the Civil Engineering Department of N.E.D University. Supported by Indus Motors. Project Objectives. To Quantify and assess severity Of RTA’s

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Traffic injury research prevention centre

Traffic Injury Research & Prevention Centre



  • City wide traffic injury surveillance in partnership with the Civil Engineering Department of N.E.D University.

  • Supported by Indus Motors.

Project objectives

Project Objectives

  • To Quantify and assess severity Of RTA’s

  • Assess pattern & behavior of accidents on Major Arterials

  • Presentation of collected data on GIS

  • Identification of Major causes of accidents

  • Detailed analysis and improvement of Black Spots



  • Collection of data from five hospitals

    • JPMC

    • Civil Hospital

    • Abbasi Shaheed Hospital

    • Liaquat National Hospital &

    • Aga Khan Hospital

  • By 30 Research Assistants 24x7

  • All data is collected & Analyzed

  • We are trying to bring some more hospitals in our cycle

Process cycle

Process Cycle

Project progress

Project Progress

  • 17600 cases have been registered in seven months ( from Sep 06 to March 07)

  • Data of last Seven months has been collected & analyzed using SPSS

  • Major causes of accident have been categorized

  • Many Black Spots have been identified & analyzed

  • We are working on presentation of data on GIS

Data analysis september 06 to march 07

DATA ANALYSIS (September 06 to March 07)

Monthly variation

Monthly Variation



Arrived by

Arrived By

History given by

History Given by

Road user group

Road User Group

If patient is motorbike rider

If Patient is Motorbike Rider

If patient is driver passenger of car

If Patient is Driver/Passenger of Car

Location details

Location Details



Severity of injury

Severity of Injury

Age group

Age Group

Road user group vs severity

Road User Group Vs Severity

Age group vs severity

Age Group VS Severity

Karachi population group risk of death in rti

Karachi Population Group & Risk of Death in RTI

Age group vs road user group

Age Group VS Road User Group

Risk of vehicle involvement in rti

Risk of Vehicle Involvement in RTI

Vehicles involved in injury vs severity

Vehicles Involved in Injury VS Severity

Disposal of patients on major arterials

Disposal of Patients on Major Arterials

Road user group on major arterials

Road User Group on Major Arterials

Accident categories

Accident Categories

Road user fault

Road User Fault

Road fault

Road Fault

Vehicle fault

Vehicle Fault

Bike issues

Bike Issues

Bus issues

Bus Issues

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Bridges, Flyovers & Underpasses

About 865 cases form different bridges have been reported in six months from September 06 to February 07.

Black spot analysis

Black Spot Analysis

  • The location where the number of accidents are high is termed as black spot

Black spot analysis1

Black Spot Analysis

  • Following Black Spots Have Been Identified And Analyzed

    • Korangi Road

    • Numaish Intersection

    • Jama Cloth Intersection

    • Matric Board Office

    • Baloch Colony

    • Ftc Flyover

    • Ghani Chowrangi

    • Haroonabad

    • Lyari Railway Station & Tcf School

    • Crown Cinema And Wazir Mansion

    • Gulbai Intersection

    • Underconstruction Korangi Industrial Area Road

    • Northern Bypass And Hub River Road

    • Five Star Intersection

    • U-turn On Mai Kolachi Road

    • Shaheed-e-millat Extension

    • Sakraan Road

    • Maulana Shoukat Ali Khan Road ( In Progress)

Korangi road

Korangi Road

  • Section of Korangi Road from Qayyumabad to end of Korangi Naddi is critical

  • 678 cases have been reported in last seven months & 24 were expired, most of the cases are reported from this section

  • Two way traffic is operated on 40 ft wide road

  • Besides over speeding and overtaking, other factors are:

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  • No Street Lights

  • Absence of Median

  • Sand Loading Activity

  • Shoulder improvement

M a jinnah road

M.A. Jinnah Road

  • 1165 cases were reported from Sep 06 to March 07

  • M.A. Jinnah road was analyzed in different sections

    • Numaish Intersection

    • Jama Cloth Intersection

Numaish intersection


  • Numaish Intersection is a high-risk zone for pedestrians

  • Vehicular accidents were reported because of wrong way driving

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  • Location of pedestrian bridge & absence of fencing

  • Wrong way driving practice through Lines Area

Jama cloth intersection

Jama Cloth Intersection

  • Right of way for left turn through Phool Wali Gali was provided without changing the geometry of Intersection

  • Inadequate provision of pedestrian refuge and bus stop, while there is huge pedestrian flow due to market

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Jama Cloth Intersection

Allocation of right of way for left turn through Phool Waali Gali without changing geometry of the Intersection

Baloch colony

Baloch Colony

Inadequate Fencing & Road Crossing

Ghani chowrangi

Poor condition of pavement

Merging problem

Ghani Chowrangi

Ghani chowrangi1

Inoperative Street Lights

Ghani Chowrangi

Lyari railway station tcf school

Lyari Railway Station & TCF School

  • Absence of Fencing

  • 23 ft high bridge is not user friendly, so underutilized

Crown cinema wazir mansion

Lack of Pedestrian Facility

Insufficient illumination

Crown Cinema & Wazir Mansion

  • Presence of 2’6” high barrier makes it difficult to cross especially for women and elder people

Gulbai intersection

Gulbai Intersection

Obstructed Sight Distance

Improperly Designed Islands

Gulbai intersection1

Geometry of roundabout

Insufficient illumination

Gulbai Intersection

Northern bypass

Northern Bypass

  • Passenger buses are operating on Northern Bypass

  • Motorbikes are also operating on Northern Bypass

Northern bypass1

Northern Bypass

  • Speeding Dumpers

  • Intersection at Lucky Charhai

Northern bypass2

Uncontrolled Intersection near Lucky Hotel

Northern Bypass

Northern bypass3

Insufficient illumination

Disposal of garbage

Two way traffic on Hub River Road

Northern Bypass

  • Pedestrian Movement

Shaheed e millat expressway

Concrete Barrier

Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway

Improper placement of signs on Horizontal Curves

Shaheed e millat expressway1

Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway

  • Wrong Way Movement near PAF School Intersection

Shaheed e millat expressway2

Shaheed-e-Millat Expressway

  • Pavement Condition

  • Pavement Markings

  • Inoperative Street Lights

  • Pedestrian Crossing

Five star intersection

Obstructed Sight Distance

Service Lanes Problems

Five Star Intersection

Mai kolachi bypass

Mai Kolachi Bypass

  • U-turn on railway line & Pedestrian Crossing

  • Wrong way driving practice through U-turn for Hijrat Colony

Protection of vulnerable road user groups

Protection of Vulnerable Road User Groups

  • Bike Riders & Pedestrians have been Identified as vulnerable road user groups

  • Research is being carried out to design preventive strategies to protect vulnerable road user groups

Future plans

Future Plans

  • Continuous collection of accident data

  • Advanced analysis of data and development of regression correlation model

  • Development of GIS based Traffic Accident Analysis System

  • Identification, analysis and improvement proposals of Black Spots

  • Identification of Critical Issues

  • Accident Investigation Program (Investigation of accident on the spot)

Next steps

Next Steps

  • Recommendations for integrated trauma system for Karachi (Sindh)

  • Consultative process to facilitate enforcement of helmet laws

  • Analysis of vehicular licensing branch for strengthening processes and enhance standards

  • Vehicle inspections

Governor s advisory group on road safety a vision

Governor’s Advisory Group on Road Safety : A Vision

  • Accept Responsibility for road safety in its multi-sectoral dimensions

  • Establish a COMMISSION FOR ROAD SAFETY to define polices and carry out periodic review

  • Create a multi disciplinary Executive Committee to initiate and coordinate Commission’s policy

  • Setup a permanent group (RSC) with an independent secretariat and private partnership to steer the action

  • Plan and assign adequate technical and financial resources to the Executive Committee

  • Evaluate outcome of actions

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