Transport is one of the basic needs for growth and development of a region, nation, or world. The growth of transport brings forth all other good things that a society longs for. Road is one of the most common transport infrastructure use and it is often the primary transport infrastructure to be developed in growing and developing regions. Due to its nature of being the easiest infrastructure mode, most people have adopted it as their basic means of transport all over the world. This has resulted into roads congestion condition in which during rush hours and in urban centers the situation sometimes becomes unbearable. It is at this moment when the safety of the road is least observed, since each and every driver thinks on how fast he/she can be saved from the deadlock. Most of rear crash happens where there is congestion on the road.
Road safety is an important topic in the world of transportation and economics at large. In logistics management, transport plays a vital role in moving goods and services from place of production to the market and also movement of the buyers from their residential, companies or business location to the market and back. This process is highly enhanced since there is safety on the roads, thus smooth operation is highly ensured. Safety problems on the road not only affect the directly involved victims but also all other indirectly involved. When a truck carrying goods that were being passed to a needy retailer from the producer is involved in a crash, the whole business system become paralyzed; waves ripple back to the producer and in front to the consumer who was waiting to consume the product. Road Safety
What can we do to improve road safety for children and adolescents? 1.2 million Die in road accidents each year. A child is killed in an accident every three minutes. Road safety is increasingly becoming a major killer and a worldwide concern, particularly for young people. What can we do to address the issue? The media has been a largely overlooked factor in creating road safety awareness. They would convey the message that safe driving is “cool” driving, and constantly reinforce that drunken driving, using a cell phone on the road and driving without a seatbelt (or helmet) are not only dangerous, but “seriously unfashionable.” Celebrities could also actively encourage walking or cycling whenever and wherever possible. Safety awareness should begin from childhood, as it is difficult to impart awareness to a grown up Human.
If safety awareness is imparted in childhood, safety will become a habit. Video and Computer games involving Motor Racing should be controlled / banned by Government or discouraged by parents as it will develop racing habit in children. All sorts of Motor sports, especially racing should be banned by government. Telecast of Motor Sports and Racing also should be banned. Racing, over speed, highly risky riding / driving by heroes should not be filmed in movies and TV Serials. Children are likely to imitate the same. Statutory warning will not help. Government should censor such scenes. Road accidents are to be recognized as the worst problem of the country. While only few hundred are killed in terrorist attacks, more than one lakh people are killed in road accidents every year in India. Threat due to terrorism is not being underestimated. Road accidents are to be firmly dealt with due importance.
Essay on Road Safety
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 has been steadily increased within the past five years. In 2002, drivers accounted for 32% of persons killed in Trinidad and Tobago. Fatalities and injuries within the past two years have exceeded other years by a vast number. It has now reached a grand total of 199 in 2002, significantly greater than its total, five or six years ago.
Why must road accidents in Trinidad be considered a norm? 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. Driving an automobile is a privilege, which many people succeed to abuse. Anything that may impair one’s ability to make wise decisions should never be mixed with driving. This is when a driver should practice “social responsibility.”
Drivers must at all times, abide by the safety regulations of the road and most importantly stick to the speed limits or stick to a speed which will allow one to stop within a safe distance. Drivers must, most importantly, take responsibility for themselves at all times. By this I mean, they must know that they should not drive if they feel tired, sick, drunk or upset. They must also ensure that the appropriate eye wear or hearing aid be worn if necessary. Patience is a quality in which drivers must exercise. They must be cautious especially on wet roads, pedestrian crossings and junctions.
Typical examples of drivers practicing unsafe habits are, drivers who cut people off in traffic or attempt to run out the amber traffic light. Another example of this occurs when drivers don’t give the right of way to anyone especially when coming when coming onto highways or going around a round-about or even by giving the pedestrians the right of way at a pedestrian crossing. All of these… [continues]