Road safety is a major concern in a country like India, if you read and hear about road mishaps it will be a sad tale to count as the numbers and statistics do tell the story, we have developed a habit of let go attitude when it comes to road safety and other measures related to it, why have we developed such a habit is not entirely our fault, what can we do if no one obeys the rules anyways, it’s contagious and we are human, we learn from our surrounding, thou what I am trying to explain here is, ok fine we have rules and regulations but where is the implementation and government bodies to tighten the screws on law breakers, this gives liberty somewhere to play with the rules and regulation which ends up in road mishaps, accidents, and sometimes fatal one which leads to death.
This is an alarming issue, which if not properly restrained can led to further fatal road catastrophe because if people are not aware of safety regulations then how will they have the fear and presence of the aftermath of event, careless driving not only put others life on stake but to the one driving as well.
I personally have a car and driving on Mumbai roads is just like understanding rocket science because people don’t consider following rules, they believe it’s their road and they will drive as per their convenience and knowledge without concerning about road safety, pedestrians, basic traffic rules and so forth.
Farsen you seat belt front and rare:
Some of us find it uncomfortable, while others just ignore the use of seat belts in India, which I feel is a one of the major reasons of fatal injuries in a accident, atleast if the seat belt is strapped on there are lesser chances of injuries.
No phone usage:
WE love our gadgets and we use it everywhere on the go, but using the phone to talk , text or check out notifications while driving not only distracts you from the road, but it also puts many life’s on stake, as in India people cross the road from anywhere, and a motor can come from any direction.
Knowing the rules better:
Driving without knowing the proper signals and regulations on road is almost like putting a blind fold on your eyes, as we know the trend in India, no one wants to know the rules we just want our license and after that no one bothers to update themselves to revise the rule book.
Responsible driving – keeping safe distance:
Keeping a safe distance between your car and the car in front of you, thats essential considering there are chances that the person in front could apply sudden break if there is unforeseen danger or if the driver driving the car in front of them are still learning, or some sudden speed limits apply scenario, there are many reasons but the one listed are what I am aware of quite well considering driving in Mumbai roads.
I know that it’s a bad habit, which once I also used to have, but now i somewhere realized that this could lead to accidents, others on road could suffer if my vision is not on the road and I am busy enjoying the burger or pizza while driving my car, especially if the road I am driving is India, which is always unpredictable.
No to distraction
While driving we sometimes do chit chat with our friends / family / business personnel so that we do not stress out all alone driving, but as we know that this is also a cause of distraction as some talks require your attention and sometimes gestures, this leads to poor handling of car and thus there is a chance of accident and a harm to pedestrians around the road.
I don’t understand why people in India are so use to high beam, we have street lights and if not we can work on low beams on most of the roads, but no we like the complete vision on road, in some states in India I have heard that high beam is not allowed and there is a protective film on the lamp of cars so that it does not produce high beam consider there were so many mishaps on road due to the high beam.
The above were some of the pointer I believe can help drivers be on the safer side and help in causing fewer accidents if followed properly in India, this post is part of my entry towards The Nissan Safety Driving Forum.
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