Caught on cam: Pedestrian busy with phone hit by a bus in Mangalore

A CCTV in Mangalore surfaced which evokes questions about the negligence of the drivers and as well as the carelessness of the pedestrians. It captured footage of an accident. A KSRTC bus, which was trying to overtake another bus, hit a pedestrian. The man too was walking on the road and was looking down at his mobile phone. He was thrown aside by the bus where a few passersby came to his help. However, the man escaped with minor injuries.

Presenting a data on various types of offences and loss of lives due to negligent and reckless driving and rude behaviour of bus drivers and conductors in Dakshina Kannada, majority of the complaints received during the Friday phone-in programmes conducted by the city police commissionerate are related to traffic.

Mangaluru North traffic police alone have registered 314 cases of negligent driving against the bus drivers in 2016 and this year, already 114 cases have been booked.

As many as 78 pedestrians were killed in Udupi -Kuloor stretch in 2016.The other problem is use of shrill horns. In 2015, 325 cases were registered and over the year it has increased by four fold. Till date this year, around 200 cases have been registered.