Essay On Road Accidents
Road transport is very popular in India. Small towns, villages and big cities are well connected by roads in our country. It is very convenient and economic to travel by road. But the condition of roads is very poor in India. The condition worsens during the rainy season. The number of vehicles and commuters is increasing so fast that the existing network of roads is not sufficient. As a result, every day hundreds of fatal accidents take place on roads. There is a great loss of human and economic wealth.
The strain of traffic on the road is increasing day by day. Another problem is that a variety of vehicles are running on the roads here. For example trucks, cars, buses, tractors, scooters, tempos, bicycles, bullock carts, horse carriages, pedestrians, horses, cows, and donkeys. Some vehicles are too fast while some are too slow.
Overcrowding in buses is common in villages and cities. We can see a family of four traveling on a two-wheeler. As a result, serious accidents occur. Traffic rules are not strictly followed. The condition of the road is very bad. But the condition of vehicles is even worse. Old vehicles are continued to be used. They are not properly maintained. They emit a lot of smoke and pollute the environment. Because of the overburden of passengers, the vehicles and roads deteriorate.
Vehicles are parked anyhow. Shops, restaurants, and hotels are built in public places. There are big potholes on the roads. They cause hurdles in the traffic and accidents to occur. To prevent road accidents it is essential to make long-term as well as short-term plans. The number of roads should be increased. Old roads must be repaired and maintained regularly. The drivers must be properly trained. There should be separate lanes for slow vehicles. Vehicles should be checked for speed, maintenance, utility. Those who break traffic rules must be severely punished. All these precautions might reduce the number of traffic accidents.