Road accidents are one of the most common affairs in towns and cities nowadays. It is the most unwanted thing to happen to a road user, though they happen quite often. The most unfortunate thing is that people don’t learn from their mistakes on road. Most of the road users are quite well aware of the general rules and safety measures while using roads but it is only a few people who actually obey the rules and take the safety measures. Main cause of accidents are due to the insincerity of human beings. Here are some of the common behavior of humans which results in accident.
- Over Speeding : Over speed is one of the main reason of fetal road accidents. Man is always fascinated with speed. If given a chance, man is sure to raise speed to the infinity. But when he is moving on the road with other vehicles, he must be conscious about speed. Some people don’t care about speed and they ride their vehicles in according to their own wish which causes serious road accidents.
- Drunk Driving : Alcohol is a part of celebration on occasions. But if it is mixed with driving, misfortune can easily take place. Alcohol reduces the concentration. It also reduces the reaction of human body. So those people easily loose the control of the vehicle and hit other vehicles or pedestrians.
- Red Light Jumping : It is a common problem at road intersections that vehicles cross without caring for the red signal light. Drivers generally do this for saving time. Because stopping vehicle is like wastage of time and money. So they try to cross the light and sometimes road accidents occur on the spot.
- Avoiding Safety Measures : Being careless about safety measures like using seat belt for four wheelers and wearing helmet for three wheelers is another reason for fetal road accidents and massive injuries. These two measures has been made mandatory but people avoid this. So they face accidents and injuries become serious. If sometimes there are dangers on the road, it requires instant brake but who don’t use seat belts, have to suffer for instant braking. Same things happen for the without helmet drivers also.
- Distracted Driving : One of the main reason of accidents is distracted drivers who doesn’t pay attention to the road. These drivers are distracted from driving to talking on phone, sending text message or eating food at the time of driving. So as usual they lose control somehow and accidents take place.
- Weather problem : If the weather gets bad so do the roads, accidents happen very often? Rain water creates slick and dangerous surfaces for cars, trucks, and motorcycles and often causes automobiles to spin out of control or skid while braking. Fog, snow, wind storms are also responsible for accidents.
- Road Rages : Every driver has been angry at other drivers for various reasons. But some drivers try to overcome this to them. This is done by raising high speed to defeat another on road or by hitting their vehicles from the back. This road raggers causes many unnecessary accidents each year.
- Pedestrians and Passengers : Road accidents are also happened by the faults of pedestrians and passengers. Walking on the wrong places illiterately, being careless while crossing the road contributes in accidents. The passengers who try to project their body outside the vehicle are also responsible for accidents. Talking to the driver while driving is another fault of passengers.
- Road Conditions : Roads in some cities are damaged by movement of heavy vehicles and rainfalls. Carelessness about repairing these roads causes serious type of road accidents.
Here are some reasons for which road accidents are increasing day by day in the world. People should be aware of these reasons and come forward to stop accidents and be conscious about driving on the road.