“An unfortunate incident happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in injury and damage”
It has always been very difficult to cope up with loss of life of the one with whom we are deeply connected.
“In life, more than in anything else, it isn’t easy to end up alive.”
Road accidents have become very common nowadays. With the increase in population, number of automobiles and modes of transport have also increased. People are careless and don’t know the basic traffic rules and ultimately meet accidents which could have been avoided if they had followed traffic rules.
They are many news about horrible accidents in newspapers. These accidents cause a huge loss to the life and material. People on the road need to be very careful. Even those walking on the footpath are not safe due to increase in such accidents. Every day people witness accidents in the news, from relatives and even with their own eyes and still they show carelessness while on the road.
Once I was on my way back home from festive shopping when I witnessed a road accident. I was with my sister and it was around 6 o’ clock in the evening. In the middle of the road, we saw a crowd surrounding something. We weren’t quite sure what was happening as the first thought that came to our mind was that it was probably a quarrel between two men. However, when we reached the spot, we found out an accident had taken place.
After that, we got to know the whole story. A man was crossing the road when a truck hit him leaving him severely injured. The man was lying on the ground bleeding profusely and people were calling for an ambulance. We instantly called up the ambulance but time was running out. Therefore, an auto driver took the man in his auto and rushed to the hospital.
Subsequently, the police arrived as the people had caught the driver and were beating him up. After the police came, they caught hold of the driver and asked about the incident. Later, we came to know that the driver was drunk. The police detained him and went to the hospital for a statement. Fortunately, the driver was declared out of danger. The doctors dressed his wounds and informed that he was still in shock.
That incident made me realize how precious our lives are.
- Lack of Discipline
Main reason for the accidents to happen is that we are not aware of the traffic rules. We don’t follow them. The most common rule of driving is to wear helmet or fasten the seat belt. This simple rule can save us from a huge loss to the property and life. We can save our life and property by just following this simplest rule.
- Natural Causes
Natural causes like bad condition of roads, bad weather and stray animals are not in our control but if we take primary precautions we can minimize their effect.
How to Prevent Accidents?
- Never Drive when Feeling Sleepy
In daily routine when we are coming from work we are tired and there is probability we may feel sleepy. In that case we should never drive because the chance of a serious accident increases. It is really good to relax a bit and then drive or better take a taxi.
- Do not Drink and Drive
Drinking is the main reason of a number of accidents on the roads. First of all, drinking is not a good habit but, let us suppose for a moment, you have to take 2 or 3 glasses, you should never ever drive under such condition. Because drinking disturbs mind and normal routine. When you are drunk never drive and ask some other to drive the car.
- Make Sure to Wear Helmet/Seat Belt
This rule is the easiest one to follow and has great benefits. This minimizes the effect in case of an accident.
- Don’t Use Mobile Phone While Driving
This rule is one of the most neglected traffic rule. Everyone looks busy with mobile even on the road. We can find a huge number of people from our daily life who use mobile phone while driving. Attending calls, sending and receiving messages can divert or mind and we can lose control on the steering which causes accident.
- Never Over speed
No matter, how tempted you feel to speed up your car or bike after hearing the title tune of “Dhoom”. One should never do it because we all know that what is shown in movies is not real. A wise man once said
“It’s better late, than never.“
There are so many things which are under our control and also there are some things which are not under our control. So, let’s do what we can do and leave the rest to God. With some effort I am sure we can bring down the number of road accidents.