Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Preventing two wheeler road accidents ..


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.

6 comments:

SiD said...

Separate lane for 2 wheelers...hmm....May be a reality in our grand children's time ;)
yahan to pehle sadken ban jayen :D
But ya... now that infra is being built up.. roads are being made so why not think far far ahead... I was also thinking of writing on 2 wheelers... though in another direction..we are saying 60 - 70% India will be 15 - 35 age group... Now what is the fav vehicle of this age group (atleast 15 - 25) - Bikes... So we can hope to see a real surge in No. of Bikes... Hence ur suggestion of separate lanes makes perfect sense...It will bring a certain discipline to the way we drive...
Regd US..I think comparing it with India may have incorrect biases....2 wheelers are in great great minority there.. Infact people drive 2 wheelers just for passion in US.... Its completely different out here...

SiD said...

Meanwhile, taking some inspiration from this blog, I have also started another one.. May be you can take some time and do a Quality control check there ;)
http://meaftermba.blogspot.com/

Ankit said...

Cool .. Abe kitne blog start karega , I am seeing that nowadays you are not updating Its my Life regularly , that was my favorite blog . do post frequently over there too :)

SiD said...

hehehe.. presently working on 3...
divided the content in 3 parts...
views/happenings in my life: guftagoo.blogspot.com

some serious thoughts on current affairs and other issues(inspired from freedom): meaftermba.blogspot.com

general observations on random stuff (generally in a lighter vein): arbit-tp.blogspot.com...

Brand Differentiation.. u see ;)

Some day I plan to buy my web space and integrate all three under 1 Umbrella brand.. hehehe...

Hemant K Tailor said...

Gr8 ..Hope you wud have forgotten my driving skills when we headed to pondicherry during 2006 Christmas holidays .. ;) ..

Well, having a separate lanes can only solve this problem to some extent .. Sense of safe driving, traffic rules are must .. e.g. A 40 yr old man is riding his bike at 30-40 Kmph, he is driving safe , meanwhile a group of students riding on 4-5 bikes at 100 kmph then driving safe is also not "safe" for other drivers ..

Tell me, is this the reason, you prefer to sit on the back seat mostly ?

Ankit said...

@ Sid ..

Sahi hai bhai , poora branding daal to har jagah , chodna mat :) Jaldi aao Delhi phir milte hai ..

@ Tailu , Bhai how can i forget that when Mkishra was wearing the helmet as you were driving in footpaths at 50km/h :-) ..

Piche baithne mai jyada mazza aata hai :) chalane mai kya rakha hai ..