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What is Road Accidents?

Road accidents are undoubtedly the most frequent and, overall, the cause of the most damage. The reasons for this are the extremely dense road traffic and the relatively great freedom of movement given to drivers. Accidents involving heavy goods vehicles (especially coaches and lorries with trailers) occur all too frequently despite caIls for responsible behaviour, for respect of the loading regulations and the highway code, as well as the obligation for drivers to adapt their speed, which affects stopping distances, to the traffic and weather conditions (rain, ice, fog, etc.). The prevention of road accidents is also extremely important and will be ensured by strict laws, by technical and police controls, ongoing training for drivers (especially those involved in the transport of dangerous substances) and, if need be, by legal and administrative penalties for those responsible.


Causes of Road Accidents

Over Speeding - Increase in speed multiplies the risk of accident and severity of injury during accident. Faster vehicles are more prone to accident than the slower one and the severity of accident will also be more in case of faster the severity of accident will also be more in case of faster vehicles. Higher the speed, greater the risk. At high speed the vehicle needs greater distance to stop i.e. braking distance.

Drunk Driving - When you drink, you lose the ability to focus and function properly and its very dangerous when operating a vehicle. Driving under the influence of alcohol causes car accidents every day, even when they are one the top causes that can be avoided. Always use a designated driver if you go out and drink.

Distraction to Driver - Distractions could be outside or inside the vehicle. The major distraction now days are talking on mobile phone while driving. Act of talking on phone occupies major portion of brain and the smaller part handles the driving skills. This division of brain hampers reaction time and ability of judgment. This becomes one of the reasons of crashes. Some of the distractions on road are Adjusting mirrors while driving, Stereo/Radio in vehicle, Animals on the road, Banners and billboards.

Running Red Lights - When you’re driving your car, red light means stop and not doing so usually leads to car accidents. Drivers that run red lights, run the risk of causing wrongful death because they often cause side-impact collisions at high speeds. To avoid a car accident, look both ways for oncoming cars as you approach a green light.

Teenage Drivers - Youth is wasted on the young, but careful driving is never wasted on young drivers. Unfortunately, teenagers aren’t often known for their carefulness. When teen drivers hit the roads they don’t always know what to do and that lack of experience ends up causing car accidents.

Over loading- many people are doing over loading and doing many accidents.



Effects of Road Accidents

  • Poor road condition amount for high percentage of road traffic, accidents each year including death.
  • Innocent people are dead in road accident.
  • Many people are handicap in road accident.
  • Thousands people losing their and families losing their love ones.
  • This not leaves impact on humans but also affects the country’s gross domestic product.
  • Some people cannot continue get back to their daily lives.



Safety tips from Road Accidents

  • On the bike always wear a helmet.
  • Keep your eyes on road when you are driving.
  • Never used cell phones while you are driving.
  • Don’t change the CD’s when you are driving.
  • Never, ever drink and drive.
  • Follow speed limits on road.
  • Follow the rules of the road.
  • Ignore aggressive drivers because it is so dangerous.
  • Always put the seat belt in the car.



How to stop Road Accidents

Accidents caused by running trains to passenger vehicles crossing the railway tracks are preventable. There is need for greater care and caution on the part of road traffic as well as the railway authorities. Most road accidents are caused by will full violation of traffic rules such drunken driving, over speeding and moving against light signals. Don’t do over loading.



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