December 13, 2018

Essay on Road Safety (~ 500 words)

Essay on Road Safety

Road safety is a major concern in India. Every year many people get injured and many lost their lives in road accidents. Such accidents occurs because of multiple reasons such as over speeding, not following safety rule, potholes on roads, drunk driving etc. Building good roads with proper maintenance is the need of the hour. Traffic rules should be strictly enforced. Children should not let loose on the streets. Road infrastructure needs to be upgraded. Only by doing these activities we can ensure that roads are safe for us and our children.

Road safety is problem in India because every year many people injured or died on streets due to accidents. The new roads construction is taking place rapidly. Increase in the income level of people make it easy for them to buy new vehicles such as car, motorcycle etc. Because of increase in number of vehicles on road, accidents have increased rapidly.

Many young people drive motorcycle at very high speed leading to fatal accidents. Drunk driving is the leading cause of accidents of trucks in India.

Apart from these, safety rules are also not followed properly in India. Use of indicator, waiting at red lights, limiting speeds and wearing helmets or seat belts are few of the safety rules. Often people give bribe to traffic policeman when caught.

Road infrastructure is also a major factor in road accidents. Roads are rarely repaired. Poor quality roads gets washed away after monsoon. Lack of proper signboards, two way lanes adds to the problem.

Apart from humans, many animals die on road everyday. Because most roads in India passes through fields. Stray animal roam to and fro on the roads.

To curb the increasing road accidents in India, we should do following things :
  • Government should ensure proper roads are built and maintained. Potholes are fixed at the earliest. Traffic rules are followed. Driving license should be given only after proper verification. Drunk drivers should be punished. Overbridge and underbridge should be constructed at critical junction.
  • Parents should ensure that their children are not driving very fast on roads and children are crossing roads properly.
  • Students should ensure that they learn to drive properly and also to follow safety rules properly.
  • Traffic policeman should work without taking bribes. Penalty should be imposed on those breaking the law.
  • To keep stray animals away, proper barricades needs to be constructed. Animals corridors should be created to prevent man animal conflict.
  • Digital technologies can be used to prevent accidents on roads.
Thus, there is a need to create awareness about the hazard of road accidents. We all should act responsibly in our own capacity. We cannot lose our precious life in hurry. Its rightly said, “it's better late than never”.

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