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What are the major causes of road accidents.

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  1. Slimmy jacks

    Slimmy jacks New Member

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    Can we kindly review and state out the major causes of road accidents especially during Christmas eve. The accidents claim alot of innocent lives which could be of great need in future. In my country during the December holidays more than 200 people died in greasy road accidents. In order to minimize the occurrence of this fatal accidents we must first begin with the causes so as to come up with valid solutions for once.
     
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    chimeewrites New Member

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    A lot of things can cause road accidents. But most times it is induced by man. Where I come from, development is still poor therefore traffic lights are not yet constructed in most places, being that it's a very busy area, no body tend to be patient with another. If everyone seem to be in a hurry, then accident is most likely the result.

    Another like it is the bad road networks, very common. Yet the Government have refused to do anything concerning that yet they pass with their convoy using that same route everyday. Also some reckless drivers induce accidents especially when it can be prevented due to lack of patience.

    Government should be very serious with this issue, as it takes precious lives everyday and also ensure that tankers carrying oil or gas should have a specific route or time to move their products.
     
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    Lucy kiarie New Member

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    Mostly its carelessness and ignorance by drivers
     
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    Road accident is an issue that people can avoid, if only they are be careful about the usage of roads. Some people do not take the roads seriously, therefore, leading to them getting involved in accidents and endangering lives of innocent passengers, (for the passenger drivers).

    One of the major causes of road accidents is overspeeding. Some drivers do not care if they are sharing roads with other people. All they do is to drive at a high speed of their interest, and this can lead to accidents. In my country, there are strict government rules and regulations, and there is a certain speed limit a driver is supposed to drive.

    Drunk driving is also a problem that leads to road accidents. Drunkenness causes loss of focus and the ability to function properly, thus leading to accidents.
     
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    I agree with you on the fact that road accidents can be avoided by people but it's not solely their responsibility, the government and certain agencies also play a big part in road accidents, they are responsible for providing and ensuring the quality and the safety of the roads at all circumstances and people are required to follow the law and not commit any actions that break it and endanger the lives of others such as you mentioned : speeding, driving under he influence of substances and running the red light. Overall in the past few years, the number of road accidents have decreased and there are critical measures to ensure the safety of ensure it keeps on decreasing.
     
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    Ami support of what you have to say, but it isn't applicable to every country because the causes of accident varies from one country to another but they all have one thing in common which is the recklessness of most drivers while plying the highway.

    The worst cause of accident is bad road especially in African countries where the government don't spend much on building new roads or repairing the already existing ones. The most annoying cause of road accident is the recklessness and disobedience portray by Highway way towards the traffic light and regulation.

    I blame the major causes of road accident to bad road network and disobeying traffic signal.
     
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    Of Course there are many many factors that contribute to the occurrence of road accidents ,the main being over-speeding of vehicles which makes the driver unable to control the car and hence leading to accidents.

    Overtaking is another alarming factor where majority of drivers estimate wrongly over an oncoming car or failure to look if there is an oncoming car hence leading to overhead collision.

    Furthermore I find many drivers operating their phones hence distracted and they find themselves driving out of lane where majority lead to an accident .
     
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    I think road accidents are 99% avoidable as long as everyone is not using their cellphone, is sober, and giving their attention to the road only. Many people don't pay attention, and end up unintentionally drifting into another lane of traffic and hitting another car, for example. It's also important to drive at a speed appropriate for conditions. If you are in a desert with a straight road and no traffic on a calm day, you could theoretically go pretty fast. If you're in a city center with people crossing the street unpredictably, you don't want to drive fast so you can avoid hitting some pedestrian.
     
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    Road accidents can be avoided if the drivers will be more careful in driving. No cellphones, no alcohol and remain calm to avoid road rage which may result to over speeding or whatever. And also here in our country they should implement a muct strict policy to get a license. I don't think all drivers here in our country knows the rules and regulations about traffic. Especially pedestrian crossing.
     
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    I know of way too many people who drive while texting, drive while doing their makeup, drive while intoxicated, drive while doing romantic things with their partner at their side... Gosh, I wish I didn't know too many of these people, but that's the way it is. And I can imagine outside of my circle of acquaintances that there are even more people who think they are just the best drivers in the world that they can multitask and make it unscathed to their destination. It's infuriating. If they were the only ones who would have to suffer the consequences of their actions, then fine. But oftentimes, they victimize those who are innocent and who never had a decision in the matter. I think there should be harsher penalties for those who text while driving and those who drive while intoxicated.

    People overestimate their driving abilities way too much. They think that car accidents are these distant things that happen to "other" people, until they themselves get caught in a car accident. It is, I think, the height of hubris.
     
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    The main causes of road accidents, according to a recent study, are:
    1. Inattention and dreaminess with eyes open when you're driving- 62%
    2. Using mobile phone - 12%
    3. Interest for an event, object or an outside person - 7%
    4. Conversation with other occupants - 5%
    5. Using or searching for an object in the car - 2%
    6. Eating and Drinking - 2%
    7. Volume and Climate Setting - 2%
    8. Using other adjacent systems of the car: adjusting the side mirrors or seats - 1%
    9. The movement of a pet or insect in the passenger compartment - 1%
    10. Smoking - 1%
     
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    In my country, some of the most common causes of road accidents are: drinking while driving, reckless driving, using cellphones while driving, and disobedience to traffic rules and regulations. Many of these can be avoided if there is strict implementation of these rules and regulations.

    Recently, I've learned another thing which has struck me. According to one traffic policeman, lack of patience is one of the reasons why people get into an accident. People don't know how to give way. Maybe this is because of traffic problems. Everyone wants to get to his destination because he can no longer endure the traffic.

    I've met a few friends who have lately been into a good spiritual life. I notice that they are all calm and patient when driving. I just thought that if everyone can be reformed spiritually, perhaps there will be fewer accidents.
     
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    People are uncareful. They believe so much in themselves and they don't pay attention enough. One second is more than enough for something to happen and then you regret all your life.
     
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    The major cause of road accidents is rash driving due to hastiness. Each person in today's life is behaving impatiently. Everyone wants to over go others. This results in road accidents.

    Another cause of road accidents is mobile phone. People are so addicted of mobile phones that they even do not care of their lives. They use mobile phones that diverts their attention from driving resulting in accidents.
     
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    One of the major causes of Christmas road accidents is to drive while drunk. On Christmas people like to have fun but especially to spend time with their beloved ones but some lonely people spend this time drinking in bars so the best way to solve this problem is to act like a grown up which every body says but only few do this does't drink and drive simple otherwise get drunk at home and sleep.
     
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    I agree with what chimeewrites is saying. I also think that most reckless drivers are those people who don't even have proper documents to be even allowed to drive. And because of the lack of law enforcers and facilities to assist them, they don't go chasing traffic law breakers. That is why people are not afraid to disregard traffic laws.

    I think the government, other than giving out rules, should also support law enforcers. For example, they could fund the vehicles that the police will be using. Or construct more traffic lights and alternative routes to avoid congestion. Because traffic congestion makes people impatient, and impatient drivers usually get reckless.
     
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    I know that a motor vehicle accident can be caused by several things. The number one reason is speeding. The faster the car is traveling the less control the driver will have. The further distance it will travel during the driver's reaction time, to avoid an accident. Most of the time, the vehicle will be out of control. Hence it is better to drive at a moderate speed to maintain more control of the vehicle.

    Another reason for accidents is poor vehicle maintenance. I have heard on the news many times where something on the car broke just before the accident. Fix any noisy parts as soon as possible. Keep it in good working order, suspension, tires, brakes, etc.

    The third thing that causes accidents is road conditions. Poor lighting, bad weather, potholes, slippery asphalt, etc. Other times it is just due to a lack of concentration for whatever reason. A driver might be tired or distracted resulting in an accident.
     
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