The number of people who are injured and killed by car accidents are increasing year by year in India. This has reached alarming levels and the Government of India is trying to curb these accidents by increasing fines, changing the existing outdated rules and regulations, empowering the police to take strict actions against road law breakers and so on.
The Government is also using the latest technologies to analyze, interpret and understand what causes accidents. The Private sector is also getting involved in educating their staff as well as the drivers they use to transport the staff. Many companies these days are encouraging their staff to go for carpooling, thereby avoiding too many individuals to be on the road which increases the density of the traffic which causes road rage and accidents.
The following are the main causes for accidents to take place in India:
OVER-SPEEDING: This is one of the main causes of road accidents, particularly among the youngsters. Drivers forget to maintain a good distance from the front vehicle while driving as well as over-speeding. This is the major cause for accidents because we need to maintain a good distance from the car in the front so that we can avoid any untoward events. This has a very negative impact on the economy as well as the families concerned.
DRUNKEN DRIVING: Another major causes of accidents. Most drivers feel that they are capable of driving after a couple of drinks which is contrary to their perceptions. When people are drunk or are under drugs, they lose their ability to control the vehicle and they will not be in their senses. Because of this, they will be unable to take reflexive actions or avoid an accident.
BREAKING RULES AND REGULATIONS: In India, most people are totally unaware of road rules, regulations, etc. Most of them get their licenses by paying money, some without even knowing proper driving. Drivers change lanes without even checking their side and rear view mirrors. Most drivers are not even aware that the rare and side view mirrors are provided by the manufacturers to see what is besides or behind them which causes accidents. They are also not aware of what the road signs mean. Going through red signals is very dangerous and can cause serious accidents to the driver as well as other road users. Night driving is also one of the reasons for road accidents. People drive without no headlights or blinding headlights. Internationally, there is a statistics which says that driving in the night increases the chances of meeting with an accident by a phenomenal 50%.