Is License to drive license to kill?
Life has become so hectic that people are losing not only their piece of mind but also losing their actions which have become most impulsive and instinctive. It is most unfortunate that Indian roads have become death-knells where a deadly mishap is bound to occur even if you take utmost care and precaution.
It is extremely important to keep in mind and follow the traffic rules while one is on the road considering that there has been a constant and steady rise in the number of road accidents in our city. It is indeed unfortunate that due to the carelessness of pedestrians and drivers alike, there has been an increase in the road accidents in our city. The number of road accidents has gone up by more than 100% in the past four years. Let us not forget that life is precious and it should not be wasted by losing it due to sheer carelessness. We must always remember that traffic rules are made keeping in mind the safety of the people and so it becomes our duty to observe these rules. The result of rash and negligent driving is always dangerous, So one should always practice patience and restraint while driving. Likewise while walking on the road, pedestrians should be alert and vigilant so as to avoid any untoward incident.
Metropolitan cities are the worst hit in terms of vehicular traffic congestion and top the number of accidents that occur each year causing the death of hundreds of people. A data study shows that, in the city of Delhi alone almost 890 people were killed in road accidents and the cities of Bangalore and Chennai account for over 650 and 705 deaths respectively due to accidents in an year. In Mumbai the number of road accident deaths is around 450 and the number is 250 and 165 in the cities of Ahmedabad and Cochin respectively.
There has been a lot of speculation in the cause of accidents in Indian cities and I feel that this can be largely attributed to our hectic life where everyone seems to be in a tremendous rush. This haste results in people being negligent and careless and ultimately leads to accidents. Our license to drive does not give us a license to kill. So, it is very important for each and every one of us driving on the road to inculcate the habit of disciplined driving. People conveniently ignore and flout traffic rules and regulations and forget the saying, “it is better to be known as Mr. Late than to be called Late Mr.”