Drunken driv­ing a ma­jor prob­lem

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Live - - OPINION/EDUCATION - Vi­neet Kapoor,

Now a days, more peo­ple die of ac­ci­dents on roads than of any dis­eases. Some of the ac­ci­dents are be­cause of me­chan­i­cal fail­ure of ve­hi­cles. But in most cases the fault lies with who drives these ve­hi­cles. There are many causes of or road ac­ci­dents but a ma­jor cause is drunken driv­ing, which needs to be tack­led on pri­or­ity. Strict en­force­ment of traf­fic laws should be done with suit­able penalty or fine or pun­ish­ment. Road safety cer­tainly de­pends on the users who obey traf­fic laws, but on the other hand, it is im­per­a­tive to have man­u­fac­tur­ers who pro­vide safe ve­hi­cles and the au­thor­i­ties who pro­vide safe roads. The rea­son for ac­ci­dents is not al­ways driver's er­ror, but the lack of suit­able and ef­fec­tive pro­vi­sion­ing on the road it­self. The gov­ern­ment should plan to pro­vide safety fea­tures in cars and speed gov­er­nors be made com­pul­sory on heavy ve­hi­cles. To mon­i­tor high­way driv­ers, more traf­fic cops must be de­ployed to keep a check on rash driv­ers.


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