Animals, potholes and rash driving cause the most road accidents in Indian metros

Animals, potholes and rash driving cause the most road accidents in Indian metros
  • The Delhi NCR region emerges as the accident capital of India, with the highest number of accidents.
  • Among the major metro cities in the country, Bengaluru is the least accident-prone city.
  • Poor infrastructure continues to be a major reason behind accidents across the country.
  • Below, check out the top 5 reasons for accidents in Indian metro cities.
Road traffic and accidents in India are a rising concern for the government. The rapid increase in automobile sales has mercilessly congested Indian roads, and because of this, road safety has become the top priority in the country.

According to Acko, India’s leading tech-first insurance provider, every major city in India has its unique infrastructural challenges and driving behaviours that determine the major causes of accidents. Also, Acko’s accident index sheds light on some of the most bizarre reasons why accidents happen in India. Read on to find more.

Top 5 accidents reasons in metro cities

Delhi NCR emerges as the accident capital of India

With the highest number of accidents, Delhi contributes to total accidents in India. The car density in Delhi is 108 cars/ km, which is 5x less than that of Mumbai, and despite this, rash driving is one of the major reasons for accidents in the Delhi NCR region, with a 20% of accident rate. Noida’s Sector 12, Gurugram Sector 17, Bharat Nagar, Sultanpuri, and Gurgaon’s Sector 45 are the top five regions of accident-prone areas in the Delhi NCR region.

The financial capital of India, Mumbai, is second


With a more than 15% of accident rate, Mumbai is at the second spot in the highest number of accidents. Ghatkopar West, Mira Road, Neru, l Kandivali West, and Thane West remain the top five accidental-prone areas in Mumbai.

Top 5 reasons for accidents: Delhi and Mumbai

Other DriverOther Driver
PotholesRash driving
Rash drivingPotholes
Drunk drivingDrunk driving

Kolkata and Bengaluru — heritage vs silicon valley

With cramped roads and grand buildings Kolkata’s Park Circus, Shyambazar, A C Lane, South 24 Parganas, and Sealdah remains the top five prone areas. Meanwhile, Bengaluru remains among the least accident-prone cities in the country. Interestingly enough, the bulk of accidents in Bengaluru seems to occur in a 50 km stretch spanning from Bannerghatta to Hoodi, where the infamous “Silk Board” junction lies.


Top 5 reasons for accidents: Kolkata and Bengaluru

Other DriverOther Driver
Rash DrivingPotholes
Drunk DrivingRash Driving
AnimalsDrunk Driving

Bumby roads for Hyderabad and Chennai

With its rich heritage and the best biriyani in the country, the bulk of accidents in the Hyderabad were concentrated in the tech hub of Madhapur. Chennai’s industrial belts of Guindy is the most accidental prone area, followed by Ambattur, Poonamallee, Arumbakkam, and Koyambedu.

Top 5 reasons for accidents: Hyderabad and Chennai

Other DriverOther Driver
Rash DrivingRash Driving
Drunk DrivingDrunk Driving


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