ROAD SAFETY ,YET ANOTHER ASPECT TO BE EMPHASISED ON :

I have been wanting to bring to notice the process of ACCIDENTS IN HIGHWAYS for a long time . Couldnt get an opportunity to travel by road for some time . As I am a train man. Last week I was sitting next to the Driver in the car as we drove from Bangalore to chennai.

I was watching the different vehicles that were plying faSt as well as slow. After some distance saw several aberations by the drivers on the highway .

The road rule says that the Slow moving as well as huge vehicles to take the Left extreem lane and the fast moving one take the middle and the overtaking ones take the Right extreme lane .

* Here the Driver of the Slow moving Vehicle has to strictly to adhere to the left most Lane . And leave the right lane to the Fast moving Vehicle , unles the driver wants to overtake a slower moving Vehicle and get back to the left Lane if he wants to drive slow.

* The first Video 112157 shows a fast moving Car wants to overtake the correctly slow moving one and then hits a Block to see a Slow moving one occupying the right lane .

This practice of overtaking 2 Vehicles next to next has a lot of chances for Accidents at high Speed , not to say the drivers Maturity contributing to it .

The highway petrol should innovate and do something to make the Drivers realize about this danger and
AT THE SAME TIME IMPLEMENT THIS LAW WITH WARNING & PENALTY . more  

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Driving in right side lane has become a norm forgetting that we follow left lane rule meaning we should drive in left lane unless overtaking. 90% of the driving population doesn't know this rule. You don't see sign boards to this effect. There is a great need to educate people on this coupled with action against violators. more  
Other than the above, there are vehicles which come the wrong way, 2 wheelers have separate lanes but don't use them, pedestrians are at risk when crossing (there is no provision for them to cross safely). there needs to be constant patrolling of the highways to ensure that violators are fined then and there. And pedestrians have to be provided safe crossing (skywalks??) and the road has to be clearly separated from the sides where people walk and there are shops. The government needs to improve the highway driving conditions before embarking on new highways. more  
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT HIGHWAY RULES ARE OBSERVED BY EVRY VEHICLE IRRESPECT OF THE SIZE. more  
You may have also observed, folks, at least I have observed that.....

1. Auto drivers generally tend to drive along the dotted line between two lanes. Thereby they think that they are leaving both lanes on either side free for other vehicles to overtake them. They only overlook the narrowness of those lanes.

2. Even car drivers suffer from the same disease.

3. If, on a road, three lanes are made into five, the traffic is bound to suffocate. Drivers don't realise that the traffic would move much faster if they stuck to three lanes only.

4. After years of living in Europe we returned to India and now live in Delhi. I took twenty driving lessons in order to get the courage to drive on roads in India. In Europe, your slow lane is the rightmost one. It was shocking for me to observe that here in India the slow traffic drives on the rightmost lane, whereas it should be the other way around.

5. My assumption is that most of drivers in this country have not gone through a proper driving course. Hearsay also is that a driving licence can be had for a handful of rupees.
However, to be fair to drivers, I do not find any booklet in a bookshop which shows the traffic signs and which describes critical situations on roads and how to react to these correctly.

6. And I wouldn't be surprised if it was found out that many, many, many drivers do not even have a driving licence. more  
It is necessary to improve road safety more  
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