Road accidents have been and will continue to be one of the greatest health hazards. Statistically, it has been shown that the number of death and injuries due to road accidents. It has been increasing steadily. Why these road accidents, occurring in our daily routines? Is they forgot road safety rules? There are many causes of road accidents but, personally, I think the most important factor which contributes to road accidents is the irresponsibility of the drivers. Drivers must at all times, abide by the safety regulations of the road and most importantly they take care to the speed limits or stick to a speed which will allow one to stop within a safe distance. They must be cautious especially on wet roads and pedestrian crossing. Typical examples of drivers practicing unsafe habits are, drivers who cut people off in traffic, they don’t care of people who are crossing roads and break signal.
Another reason is the condition of roads: the poor infrastructure of road designs, which leads to accidents, through which drivers can’t get the grip to their vehicle, and there are many reason of accidents! But the main work is how to overcome this problem? What can we do to improve road safety for children and adolescents? Road accident is increasingly becoming a major killer. What can we do to address the issue? As the roads are very busy nowadays, we should be very careful when crossing one. We must obey all traffic rules. Also we must make sure our vehicle are in good condition with working brakes, lights etc. Don’t be get drunk while driving; always be careful A driver should always make sure they are wearing their seatbelt. Headlights are another part of road safety.
Headlights should also be used at night so that you may see the road and any obstructions in your way. Obey the sign boards what they are guiding you. You should only concentrate on your driving, rather than talking on mobile. If you’re offhand about traffic rules will cause immediate accidents. Even though, patience in traffic plays the major role in preventing road accidents in traffic. Road traffic safety refers to methods for reducing the risk of a person travelling on road. Remember, safe driving may not allow be cool but it will save your life and the life of others.. “Driving faster, can cause disaster. Drive less and drive smart”
A ROAD ACCIDENT
Accidents have become daily happening in modern life. Every day our newspapers bring us of accident on the road, water or rail. People have come to accept them as part of life. But only by witnessing an accident can one understand the horror of it.
In big cities accidents are common during the peak hours. Some of these accidents are fatal. The main causes of accidents are rash driving and overcrowding on roads. The drivers of vehicles do not observe the traffic rules while driving. Last Monday I saw a very tragic accident on Mahatma Gandhi road. It was 5 p.m and I was returning home by city bus. The road was crowded with people and vehicles. There was a great rush of trucks, cars, buses and scooters. Soon a motorbike with two youngsters overtook our bus at top speed. All the passengers in the vehicles and pedestrians were watching them. They approached the next bend, tried to take a short cut across it and collided with a bus coming from the other direction.
There was a big crash and loud noise. A fast running truck came and hit the bus from behind. All the traffic came to a standstill. People rushed to rescue the passengers of the bus which had over turned. One of the motorcyclists was lying unconscious on the road. The other youngster who was riding the motorbike was run over by the bus and was dead. There was a pool of blood. The smashed motorbike lay by the side of the dead man. Many passengers in the bus sustained serious injuries. I could not bear the sight.
The injured people were rushed to the hospital nearby. One of the passengers in the bus also died. Our bus which had stopped for a while due to the accident then proceeded on its journey. But to this day I cannot forget that horrible sight which was due to the over speed and carelessness of the young motorcyclist who lost his life.