Essay on Road Accidents
Lack of road-sense has further complicated the matters. Driving licenses are given on illegal gratifications to the authorities and traffic rules and regulations are thrown to the winds. Overloading is one of the major factors of road- accidents and deaths. The condition of the vehicles is hardly found road-worthy. The unmanned railway level-crossings further add to the chaos and confusion.
The multiplicity of authorities and utter lack of coordination among them is another great source of worry. Drug-abuse and addiction by drivers is another major cause of accidents. The ever increasing use of mobile phones has posed a new challenge to road-safety. Immediate and effective steps should be taken to check the ever …show more content…
The pavements on both sides of the road are not free from encroachments. There are shops, khokas, dhabas, workshops etc. on the pavements meant for pedestrians. The repair shops park their vehicles right on the road and thus cause congestion and reduce the valuable road space. Poor road and street-drainage further add to the problem of accident. .
Addiction and drug-abuse is another area of concern. Many a time an accident takes place because the driver is a drug addict. The drivers of many types of vehicles are found driving after taking drugs or alcohol. These drivers can be addicted to one or more drugs. They are in a state of intoxication while driving. Most of the drivers belong to poor middle class or lower sections of the society.
They are engaged in driving trucks, buses, three-wheelers, tempos etc. and are often overworked. To overcome their fatigue they often take intoxicants and then drive and cause accidents. Intoxication leads to the clouding of perception and errors in judgment. This leads to overtaking, reckless driving etc. and then to ultimate accidents. There are accidents, road- accidents, hit and run cases because of the abuse of drugs. In many cases public transport drivers .are found regular users of drugs.
They drive buses and Lorries and are drug addicts or alcoholics at the same time. They turn public transport system in the cities into a definite killer- trap. Drivers often have ready cash as they are