Deokcheon Bus Station Terminal is Busan’s “Crosswalk of Death”


A recent commission on traffic safety has noted that the Deokcheon Busan Station terminal is the most dangerous crosswalk in the city.

The bus transfer station, which was established in 2014 in hopes of improving traffic flow, has in fact caused many more cases of accidents including pedestrians.

A total of 34 incidents of pedestrians, including three deaths have occurred between 2014-2016.

From 2011-13, there were 24 incidents according to the Busan Ilbo.

The crosswalk, which is near Gupo Market, sees a lot of elderly pedestrians.

Suggestions to reduce the amount of accidents in the area include reducing the speed limit, adding more speed bumps to slow down traffic and adding a broadcasting system for jaywalkers.

Local police have suggested to abolish the transfer center altogether.

 

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