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Speedy Driving – The Major Cause of Accident

September 15, 2020 | Haroon Rashid Bhat

The global status report on road safety prepared by WHO on yearly basis revealed that the total number of traffic accidents remains unacceptably high; which consequently do a huge human and material loss. If we talk about the number of deaths that occurred due to the traffic accidents in the context of our J & K state, the volume of fatal accidents is consistently increasing day by day. Though there are varied causes of road accidents like poor road conditions, plying of over-aged vehicles, distracted driving, drunken driving, increase in motor vehicle population; speedy driving, avoiding safety gears like seat belts and helmet, etc. Among the aforementioned causes, the most dreadful cause of road accidents is the speedy driving. It has revealed that the age group from thirteen to twenty-seven is mostly involved in speedy driving. If we study this age group in terms of their eligibility for driving and their aggressive behaviour while driving different vehicles, then we have to further categorize this age group into three categories The first category age group is mostly school-goers that we considered as the underage group so for as the legal driving age is a concern, but it is our day to day experience and observation that this particular age group is plying different kinds of vehicles on public roads because they enjoy the undue patronage of their parents. They do stunts in public places. This teenage group is socially and emotionally immature so the maximum responsibility of their fault comes on the shoulders of their parents.
The second category refers to those who attained the pre-requisite age for driving tests but they don’t bother to qualify the driving test because they know that our transport system is such that they can enjoy driving without a proper license.
Then there is one more group who opt driving as their first choice of his earning because they consider it as the shortest and the easiest way to earn their livelihood. Adopting driving as the profession is not in any way unlawful or unnatural subjected to the condition that he/she attains the pre-requisite eligibility age for driving, but what made it unlawful is their unfamiliarity about the importance of public transport driving where one single negligence of the driver can be fatalist for passengers and may leave the families into the unending distress; shattered their dreams. The other reason for opting for this profession is that they know that such jobs don’t need any rigorous training. Just to recognize the colours like red, yellow, and green and a ten minutes driving test qualified them as the professional driver. Earlier a person who wished to opt driving as their profession either by compulsion or passion spent years under the guidance of the senior driver and only then applied for driving test. This long term training helped him a lot to develop qualities like magnanimity, and calmness.
The above mention age groups are directly or indirectly come under the influence of three institutions- family, School, and traffic police/traffic department. So, to put the maximum halt to this traffic accident epidemic it is our collective responsibilities of these institutions to use their influence and role as per their capacity to mould the behaviour of our young generation so that they will not indulge in such aggressive behaviour –speedy driving that unfortunately leads them to death or any disability. Parents should avoid encouraging their under-aged kids to drive any kind of vehicle. At the school level, education institutions in regard should be very active because we can’t remain to rely on Government agencies only. It is not practically possible for them to deploy traffic policemen on every nook and corner. We, teachers, have can play a pivotal role to develop a sense of responsibility among the students about our road duties and traffic rules. Let the heads of the traffic agencies, traffic Police, transport department should submit the proposal to the state government to introduce the well-designed certificate or diploma course in driving for those who opt public driving as their profession. While designing the course structure, the services of experts like social scientists, Psychologist, and transport management experts must be utilized so that the content of the course touch all the aspects which are necessary to produce well trained and responsible drivers. For the immediate solution, the concerned department should install the speed controller.


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Speedy Driving – The Major Cause of Accident

September 15, 2020 | Haroon Rashid Bhat

The global status report on road safety prepared by WHO on yearly basis revealed that the total number of traffic accidents remains unacceptably high; which consequently do a huge human and material loss. If we talk about the number of deaths that occurred due to the traffic accidents in the context of our J & K state, the volume of fatal accidents is consistently increasing day by day. Though there are varied causes of road accidents like poor road conditions, plying of over-aged vehicles, distracted driving, drunken driving, increase in motor vehicle population; speedy driving, avoiding safety gears like seat belts and helmet, etc. Among the aforementioned causes, the most dreadful cause of road accidents is the speedy driving. It has revealed that the age group from thirteen to twenty-seven is mostly involved in speedy driving. If we study this age group in terms of their eligibility for driving and their aggressive behaviour while driving different vehicles, then we have to further categorize this age group into three categories The first category age group is mostly school-goers that we considered as the underage group so for as the legal driving age is a concern, but it is our day to day experience and observation that this particular age group is plying different kinds of vehicles on public roads because they enjoy the undue patronage of their parents. They do stunts in public places. This teenage group is socially and emotionally immature so the maximum responsibility of their fault comes on the shoulders of their parents.
The second category refers to those who attained the pre-requisite age for driving tests but they don’t bother to qualify the driving test because they know that our transport system is such that they can enjoy driving without a proper license.
Then there is one more group who opt driving as their first choice of his earning because they consider it as the shortest and the easiest way to earn their livelihood. Adopting driving as the profession is not in any way unlawful or unnatural subjected to the condition that he/she attains the pre-requisite eligibility age for driving, but what made it unlawful is their unfamiliarity about the importance of public transport driving where one single negligence of the driver can be fatalist for passengers and may leave the families into the unending distress; shattered their dreams. The other reason for opting for this profession is that they know that such jobs don’t need any rigorous training. Just to recognize the colours like red, yellow, and green and a ten minutes driving test qualified them as the professional driver. Earlier a person who wished to opt driving as their profession either by compulsion or passion spent years under the guidance of the senior driver and only then applied for driving test. This long term training helped him a lot to develop qualities like magnanimity, and calmness.
The above mention age groups are directly or indirectly come under the influence of three institutions- family, School, and traffic police/traffic department. So, to put the maximum halt to this traffic accident epidemic it is our collective responsibilities of these institutions to use their influence and role as per their capacity to mould the behaviour of our young generation so that they will not indulge in such aggressive behaviour –speedy driving that unfortunately leads them to death or any disability. Parents should avoid encouraging their under-aged kids to drive any kind of vehicle. At the school level, education institutions in regard should be very active because we can’t remain to rely on Government agencies only. It is not practically possible for them to deploy traffic policemen on every nook and corner. We, teachers, have can play a pivotal role to develop a sense of responsibility among the students about our road duties and traffic rules. Let the heads of the traffic agencies, traffic Police, transport department should submit the proposal to the state government to introduce the well-designed certificate or diploma course in driving for those who opt public driving as their profession. While designing the course structure, the services of experts like social scientists, Psychologist, and transport management experts must be utilized so that the content of the course touch all the aspects which are necessary to produce well trained and responsible drivers. For the immediate solution, the concerned department should install the speed controller.


Email:-minamharoon123@gmail.com


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Legal Advisor: M.J. Hubi
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Published from: Gulshanabad Chraresharief Budgam
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