The problem is we do not have proper driving schools. We get licenses very easily. Driving tests are a farce.
Our roads are also not equipped to handle the kind of traffic that plies on them. Roads are narrow and congested. There are too many cuttings on the roads, without traffic signals in place - a number of which are unofficial, which cause accidents.
Then you have jaywalkers, and people jumping across medians. People avoid subways and overhead bridges to cross roads. They prefer to run and dodge the traffic.
Driving is a nightmare, in my city. I have noticed bus stops located right after a turn, or after a traffic signal. People ride the white lines, they have no concept of lane discipline.
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Young children studying SSC or +2, they are not even 18 years, start driving the bikes. How parents are allowing?
Getting a driving licence is not difficult. Go to an agent, he will arrange for you.
Many of the drivers don't bother about traffic rules. They drive in the way they wanted. It is not road, it is their practice ground. No hard punishment. Especially in cities this government bus drivers think that they are licenced to kill. They never bother about other vehicles. Really feel like not going out.
A strict control on all these issues required. Otherwise accidents will happen in the same way .
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Even this challenging situation would ease
1.Increase in number of vehicles in the cities irrelevant to the size of cities and roads
2.People do not hesitate to buy vehicles though their capacity is less but considering status
3.Children under age 15 are allowed to drive vehicles with pride, I am seeing in many places small children are dropping their parents and brothers and sisters in two wheeler.
4.Increased license holders in almost all cities and thereby traffic congestion is created in spite of lack of space in cities.
5.In spite of severe warnings, many people knowingly driving vehicles in drunken condition.
6.Joy driving, rash driving are increased in youngsters almost in all places
I used to tell drivers that If you are local person, you should know the area well and should use the alternative routes to avoid congestion and should drive cautiously as you know the pits and patholes well. If you are new to that area, you should more cautious as you do not know the pits and patholes. However your driving should be cautious and slow.
In my opinion young biker may be the reason for traffic accidents in cities but they aren't the reason for traffic accidents in hills.
Poor condition of roads and improper management by traffic control system is the key behind maximum accidents.
Here in most of the cases accidents occurs due to drunken driving or pathetic condition of roads.
PWD or CPWD are the useless departments in hills who are busy out making big commission from Road contractor, They have forgotten their ethics and reason innocent people are paying out with their lives.