Caution for drivers
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
fatal car crash in Lamin has left us with no option but to throw a word of
caution to our drivers. This is the rainy season, and from experience, we know
that road accidents are common during this period. This can be attributed to
poor visibility, vehicles getting out of control, and drivers not concentrating
enough due to the rain. Careful driving during this period is very important to
prevent such accidents. Those in the motor vehicle traffic, in particular the
drivers and the police, should exercise caution in order to safeguard lives.
We do not
need to remind anyone that good road conditions have been created to ensure
smooth traffic for an accident-free society. The government on its part has
done a tremendous job in this regard by introducing certain traffic laws like
the ban on talking on a cell phone while driving, making use of seat belts
compulsory, speed limit for driving in town, and a host of others. Despite all
these, it is rather unfortunate that some drivers flout some of these traffic
rules, especially in places where there are no traffic police in sight. Thus,
while driving, they exceed the speed limit, use their mobile phones, and
sometimes even overload their vehicles.
that drivers obey traffic rules. We also urge them to make sure that the treads
on their vehicle tyres are good; this is very important because tyres that do
not have proper treads are likely to skid during the rainy season. Wipers
should also not be forgotten, as the most important thing while driving a car
when it is raining are the wipers. If they do not work, there is only one thing
that should be done, and that is parking the car on the roadside.We need not talk about breaks because
the drivers themselves are aware of its importance.
They are also aware that there is usually a high incidence of break failures during the rainy season. The best way to prevent this is to have their brake fluid checked regularly. We acknowledge that the police are doing their best. They are clearly visible along highways in the country, ensuring that motorists abide by the rules. That is why it is important to encourage them so that they can continue being vigilant and help in preventing unnecessary road accidents.
Author: Daily Observer