Road Etiquettes can Reduce Traffic Chaos

Road Etiquettes can Reduce Traffic Chaos
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Vinod Chandrashekhar Dixit

Road safety is a concern for all. It is a matter of fact that lack of etiquettes on the road is seen is going to be much dangerous for the lives of people. Road safety is a priority and concern to all of us and there is a need of regularly reinforcing this message. The true costs of accidents are rarely assessed, and can only be of full value if assessed to formulate future projections of loss probability and effective safety management. It seems as if no one is interested in striking at the root of the traffic problems: poor driver education. Road users should avoid driving recklessly.
The other example of neglecting while driving or riding are use of hand phones while driving, driving when you are sleepy, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and playing loud music while driving. If the authorities are interested in proper traffic management, the RTOs need to be modernized and upgraded.
It is a matter of fact that lack of etiquettes on the road is seen is going to be much dangerous for the lives of people. No one follows traffic rules. Bikers are often a headache; we need to focus more on such offenders The other example of neglecting while driving or riding are using hand phone while driving, driving when you are sleepy, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and playing loud music while driving.
Roads are a mess today not because of the bad quality of work, but bad planning. Lane sizes, pedestrian crossings, traffic signals or left-turns are poorly designed. All of these reckless act can be overcome by taking some steps such as use Bluetooth phone devices when receiving or making a call while driving. To repeat, if the authorities are interested in proper traffic management, the RTOs need to be modernized and upgraded. Duty timings of traffic cops should also be extended to man this busy junction to check erring motorists. Many people drive at 6-7 in the evening with their high-beams on, which can blind the driver on the opposite side.
Also, lane-driving must be made mandatory. Drivers must be sensitized about the rights of the pedestrians lane sizes, pedestrian crossings, traffic signals or left-turns are poorly designed.
Lack of knowledge about correct use of high-beam headlamps creates problems at night. People just get a license with little knowledge about honking and lighting norms. Many people drive at 6-7 in the evening with their high-beams on, which can blind the driver on the opposite side. This is a bad practice which can result in accidents.
There’s no concept of lane-driving. All that most motorists understand is that the road is their race track and they need to be the first one even if that means overtaking a guy who just gave the indicator to take a turn. At traffic signals, people taking a right-turn tend to stop in the middle of the lane, thus blocking the traffic.
Stringent laws against drunk and rash driving, proper and effective enforcement of the laws and vigorous implementation of the law in dealing with accidents alone could ultimately have a positive effect in dealing with ever growing accidents. Cops tend to overlook the bikers who ride without a helmet and indulge in rash driving, but they fine someone, who may be in a hurry to reach hospital, for over speeding. If people drive more sensibly, ours roads will be safer for all. Let’s stop giving excuses; instead look for solutions on the basis of suggestions received from experts and concerned people. In short, if people are taught road etiquettes, it could reduce 50% of disarray on roads.

The author, from Ahmadabad, can be reached at: dixitpatrakar@yahoo.in

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