Steps to be taken for Preventing Road Accidents
• Most important method to bring down accidents is strict enforcement ofspeed limits.90 % of accidents can be avoided by strict enforcement ofspeed limits. • Heavy Penalty should be imposed on ALL those who cross speed limits. Ifthis is strictly implemented, nobody will dare to go at high speed. • Existing speed limits should be brought down further.
• Heavy penalty should be imposed for those who cause accidents. • Tamper proof speed controllers should be made mandatory for all heavyvehicles. New heavy vehicles should have built in tamper proof speedcontrollers. • Two wheeler manufacturers should be asked to design two wheelers with adesigned maximum possible speed of (say) 50/60 kmph. This limit may bedecided based on the conditions of each country. • New gadgets are to be developed for collision prevention and should befitted on all vehicle. Research organizations should be asked to developsuch gadgets on a war footing. For example, gadgets can be developed toautomatically slow down the vehicle, if safe distance commensurate with thespeed of the vehicle in front is not maintained. Gadgets can be developedfor warning the driver, if the driver sleeps. • Diving tests for issue of Driving license is to be made more stringent andfoolproof. • Lower age limit for two wheeler and Heavy Vehicle license should be raisedto 21. • Helmet should be made compulsory by law in all countries, OR impose alower speed limit for those who do not use helmet. Issue of Helmet shouldbe made mandatory with the sale of each two wheeler. • Helmet should be made compulsory for back seat riders also. • Ensure that all Helmet users are fixing the Chinswill not help during an accident. • Ensure that ONLY good quality Helmets that meet standard specificationsare available in the market. • Existing traffic rules should be strictly enforced.
• Law should be modified such that the person who makes the accident has tobear (say) 0...
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