Freedom without concrete laws and regulations can lead to increased risk in every walk of life; people call it ‘Flexibility Premium’. A prime example of it may be the way Lehman Brothers saw its downfall due to freedom given to its managers to invest anywhere in any kind of security . The freedom and flexibility situation may looks very good initially to all of us but it mostly ends in self destructive mode.
A similar kind of risk can be associated with the driving of two wheelers in India, hardly any adequate regulations to safeguard the common man from falling in the trap of taking excessive risk while driving. When people are dying every day due to road accidents in thousands there is an urgent need of a new driving policy to reduce the rising number of road accident young casualties.
If we compare the US regulation regarding two wheelers, they are very strict. There is a requirement of wearing safety accessories like Helmets, elbow guard, gloves etc while driving a bike in the US and the people are charged heavy fines for violating these rules and even crossing speed levels .In India we have dismal conditions of the roads but even than few people never seems discouraged about showing their talent of crazy stunts and over speeding bike which endanger both theirs and life of others on the road.
Lot of effort is required to improve the conditions of road too in improving the condition of roads tom reduce the level of accidents .With abundance of two wheelers in the country which is one the most popular means of family transport, government may even think of having a special lanes for the two wheelers . It will even make roads easily accessible for non two wheeler drivers.