Nowadays,accident is a common word among the society.This is because,accidents almost happen every day,every time and every minutes whether in the city or in the countryside.The roads and highways are no more safe because many tragic and appaling accidents occurred on the roads and the highways.The situation is so frightening especially during festive seasons and weekends.We can read all about the horror accidents in newspaper and television from day to day.it is sorely sad to know that our loved ones and innocent people die due to the inconsiderate epitome of drivers.In question,how long do we need to face all these fatal deaths?
Besides,nobody wants to be a casualty in the tragic accidents.Thus,as a concerned citizen,I would like to share on the causes and how to go about preventing the accidents.First and foremost,the major cause that make accident happen is the epitome of drivers.The drivers should alter their epitome while using the roads and highways.They ought to be patient and curb their emotions especially when traffic jams are created.They should not be angry and blame the other road users just because they are in hurry to go to their destination on time.Usually,some of the drivers who are selfish,they do not comply to traffic rules and regulation and speed up while using their phones disregarding the other road users.Their action may harm many other road users and cause an accident.
On top of that,accidents also can happen when the drivers are not in a good and well condition.For an example,when the drivers are in a run-down,sleepy and drunk while driving,so they will lost their focus.It is highly risk that they will collide with the other road users and cause a tragic accident.Moreover,it is imperil for those who are driving heavy vehicle such as lorries,buses and others in sleepy condition especially in the midnight will cause a fatal accident.
Another factor that cause accident happen is because there are many potholes on the road which is not well maintained.When there is no street lights and signboards so that the drivers do not know which direction they want to go and they cannot drive carefully in the dark condition without street lights on the roads and highways.It will cause difficulty to the drivers and motorcyclists to drive and the possibility of accidents to happen is higher.
Apart from that,there are many ways to overcome accidents.We must be smart and wise while driving on the roads and highways.So,to be a smart road user,we should drive carefully and be patient when we are trapped in traffic jams.In addition,we also must follow the rules and regulation.We need to turn over a new leaf to avoid from tragic accidents.We ought to change our epitome and do care about other road users.We cannot do what we want to do when we are driving on the roads such as speeding or racing because there is a maxim that goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.This is because we can never know what will happen in the future.
Furthermore,it is not only the road users who need to change but the government also need to implement their duties by repairing the roads and highways.So that,it is more safe for the drivers and motorcyclists to drive and ride.The government also need to provide signboards,street lights and others to make easier for the road users from being involved in accidents.They should penalize some drivers and motorcyclists who impinge the rules and regulation when driving such as hitting the red traffic light,driving at high speed,driving without license and others delinquency.
When all is said and done,we must think wisely before we are going to do something because the saying goes ,an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.We should work hand in hand in order to reduce the rate of accidents in our country.Bear in mind,actions speak louder than words.We ought to be a smart road user and not be a selfish road user.So,we must ensure that we are alert at all times when we use the roads and highways.
MAAHAD MUHAMMADI PEREMPUAN-MMP