13th Post on Consequence of Negligence on Road

In this post, I would like to bring before YOU the case of Road rage behind the killing of an Airline company manager in January 2021. Unidentified persons shot dead a 40-year-old man in front of his apartment in Patna, India. Bullets were pumped into the man when he was waiting for the gates of his apartment to open after returning from office on 12th January 2021. Four persons on two motorcycles had gone to kill the man near his apartment and they fled after committing the crime. No criminal record of the arrested person was found in the City. The arrested man confessed to killing the man after making four attempts on his life. The man was a motorcycle lifter and those used for the shooting of the Airline manager were also stolen ones. The motive behind the murder, police said that the arrested man’s bike had met with an accident after being hit by the man’s SUV, which was coming from the opposite direction about two months ago. The accused man told that he had a miraculous escape and that there was a brawl between the two after the incident, which had left him angry. The police cracked the case after about 3 weeks.

Important Take:

1. YOU must not involve in an altercation whatever may be the situation, time or place. You can not predict the response of the other person/s on the opposite side. YOU may not foresee the aftereffects of that altercation.

2. Even if it may be the fault of the other person, YOU must not do anything in retaliation at the same time or even afterwards.

3. While on road, YOU must keep in mind that any kind of haste leads to results that might be devastating to the family of one of two sides and may bring a bad name to the person/family of the other.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident….VM

Should we wait for mishap to occur first!!

Above are the photos taken at a prominent traffic light point located in Mohali, Punjab

I would like to draw your attention to the aggregates lying on the road. Most likely, these might have fallen from the commercial vehicle carrying it, while taking turn at this light point.

These aggregates may pose more threat to the 2 wheel riders which may skid while moving on this road, till these aggregates are removed from the road. Should we wait for any mishap to occur first, then only the authorities will take corrective action.

Important Take:

1. All of us must act according to the saying “Prevention is better than cure”. Owner of commercial vehicles must not load their vehicle beyond its capacity and cover it from top so that such accident prone situations are avoided. 2. Government Authorities must adopt all possible awareness measures and must take stern actions to the violators.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident….VM

12th Post on Consequence of Negligence on Road

Here, in the below mentioned incident which happened in March 2017, a 4 year old boy was mowed down by his own school bus.

Source: TNS

In this tragic incident, as the bus driver was on leave on that day, its conductor was driving the bus. the bus did not have any First Aid Kit for the bus students, both was complete violation of the safety norms of ‘Surakshit School Vahan Policy’. The accident took place at about 10 AM when the bus reached the school. The driver started reversing the bus in a hurry to park the vehicle and in doing so, the boy came under the wheels. The boy received severe injuries on his chest. He died after few hours of treatment in a private hospital. Surprisingly, the police were informed only after the boy was declared dead.

Important Take:

1. The school bus / van must be driven by its specified driver. If for any exigency the driver is not coming, a substitute driver must come to drive the vehicle, instead of conductor of the bus driving the bus. If substitute driver is not available, the bus should not ply on that day. The money saved in replacing the driver of bus with its conductor may prove to be devastating for entire family of the affected child. The school authorities must make sure that no laxity be observed for such replacement of driver on any day.

2. All children using the school transport must be made aware and it is of utmost necessity for them to learn that he/she should not go behind the vehicle at any point of time, even for crossing the road / path.

3. Concerned Govt. Authorities must be strict to all stakeholders for getting complied the safety rules, especially those which are directly related to school children. Having taken certain strict action against the guilty will result in minimizing the occurrence of incidents similar to the one that has been under deliberation.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident….VM

Finally, Who will be the looser ??

Video clip 1
Video clip 2

The above video clips have been taken at around 7:00 PM couple of days ago on a busy road in Mohali city.

After seeing the above clips, YOU must realize that the persons doing such haste driving will be looser in long run. A small mistake/negligence may result in fatal accident.

Government Authorities can try their level best to enforce the laws under motor vehicle act. But before that it is YOU, me and others who as individuals have invariably to choose safety, over any other factors while driving on road.

I think, YOU have got my concern and will act wisely henceforth.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident.

11th Post on Consequence of Negligence on Road

Further in this series, I would like to mention following incident happened in December’2013 which must be shared with all mothers as well children.

Source: TNS

Here in this incident, a four year old girl was killed after hitting by a MUV near a Government Hospital in Chandigarh. The speeding SUV hit the child when the girl was crossing the road with her mother. Her mother had come to the hospital for the girl’s check-up. Her mother and she were crossing the road in front of hospital when the Car hit her. After that the Car rammed into divider and landed on other side of the road. As per eyewitnesses, while the mother escaped unhurt, the child flung into the air after being hit by the Car. Commuters waiting for a bus rushed the child to the hospital where she was declared brought dead. The police arrested the accused from the spot and registered a case at their police station in Chandigarh. The deceased was the only child of their parents who were planning to admit her to a school. “This is the end of the world for me” were the words of her mother, after the tragic incident.

The various apparent aspects which would have saved the innocent child and would not have shattered the dreams of the family are:

  1. The person driving the MUV would have been moving at controllable speed.
  2. The mother would have crossed the road carefully.
  3. If there would had been marked lane with traffic lights for crossing the road for people visiting the hospital.

Important Take:

  1. YOU while driving a car / 2 wheeler on any road around busy areas e.g. hospitals, schools, colleges, must move slow enough so that no one would get hit by your vehicle.
  2. If YOU are crossing a road, YOU must not use a mobile phone for making/receiving calls during the road crossing.
  3. While crossing any busy road, YOU must cross the road attentively. You must not even talk to your accompanied persons including children during the road crossing time.
  4. Government authorities must make marked lanes with traffic lights for crossing all the roads around the busy areas e.g. hospitals, schools, colleges, commercial complexes, market places, etc.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident.

Good things…worth appreciation

The above picture was taken around 3PM a couple of days before in Mohali, Punjab.

Here as you see, most of vehicles are following Lane Driving, which has to be appreciated.

By doing so, all vehicles will pass the road cross section with minimum road space and in least time. In addition, there will be nil chance of road rage.

If YOU are also following the road discipline, as shown by the persons of above vehicles, you are good road user and amongst the best citizens of the country.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident.

Consequence of Negligence on Road – Post 10

In present post, I would like to draw your attention to the road accident that might have changed worlds of many families.

In the incident which happened at 5:10 AM on 20th March 2021, a high end car first hit a taxi (car) so hard that the taxi rolled for number of times and its occupants came out of the vehicle. In said incident three people were killed and other three people injured as the inebriated 18-year-old driving the luxury car allegedly jumped the red light signal at Radha Soami (Godrej) Chowk in Mohali, Punjab (India) and rammed his car into a taxi and then hit two cyclists. Two occupants of the taxi and a cyclist died, while three people sustained injuries in the crash. The police have booked the person driving the luxury car and his two friends, who were accompanying him at the time of incident. Police said the three in the luxury car were drunk when the accident took place. The three youth of luxury car fled after the crash, neither did they inform the police nor called an ambulance. The police recovered empty bottles of liquor from the luxury vehicle. In initial report, police said that the person driving the vehicle did not have a driving license. A criminal case for culpable homicide not amounting to murder as well as for criminal conspiracy was registered against the accused under sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at the local police station. Police said that Investigations will be completed in the next two weeks, and the court will be asked to conduct a speedy trial to give an exemplary punishment to the culprits.

It may be noted here that stated fatal accident could have been averted if

  1. The person driving the luxury car would have been stopped at the red light signal.
  2. The taxi driver would have lowered speed of his vehicle to minimum while moving through that road crossing.
  3. The cyclists would have been much vigilant at the area around the road crossing and slowed down before passing that road crossing.
  4. The government authorities would have executed preventive measures so that possibilities of such incidents are minimum.

Important Take:

  • If YOU are driving a four wheeled vehicle, that too a high end luxury one which is supposed to be not damaged by a hit by a non-luxury car, must take care of other normal four wheeled vehicles plying on the roads. YOU must stop at red light signal whatever may be the time, place or circumstances. Otherwise, incident mentioned above will reoccurred, in future also.
  • YOU, if are driving a 4 / 2 wheeled vehicles, must pass any road crossing at a slower speed and at a lowest speed at late night and early morning hours.
  • Officials of Government Authorities must take due cognizance of the state of road and take immediate steps to execute all possible safety measures at site. The authorities should not wait for tendering or other official paper work for plugging any holes / potholes so that any human life is not lost due to delay in making good the roads.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident.

Wish, YOU will not do this…

Above are two clips derived from a single photo taken after office hours, today (on 10.11.2021) in Mohali, Punjab (India)

YOU must learn from the above photos that if one parks his car or any other four wheeled vehicle in a haphazard manner, more space will be consumed for parking and thereafter succeeding vehicles will take more time to cross traffic light points in big/metropolitan cities. Under such scenario, the trailing vehicles will try to overspeed to cross green signal even when it turns yellow or even turning to red. In such hurry, there are more likely that fatal accident may happen which may result into death of innocent people. In certain cases, incidents of road rage may crop-up from situations arising due to haphazard moving/parking of vehicles.

YOU must give due consideration to good driving habits and make safe/defensive driving your habit to remain safe & happy with your family.

Consequence of Negligence on Road – Post 9

In the present post, you will see how negligence had taken the life of a police officer of Punjab (India) during the year 2017.

News Clip of Road accident during 2017

In the above incident, 26 year old woman sub-inspector of Tarn Taran was killed by a speeding 4 wheeled vehicle which jumped the red light signal in Jalandhar hitting the police SI. The said police officer was driving 2 wheeler and was heading to police station. The police officer was first taken to govt. hospital and then referred to private hospital, where she was declared brought dead. The occupants of the 4 wheeler fled the spot, after the incident. However, FIR was filed against the driver under various section of IPC.

It can be noted here that the deceased couldn’t get treatment due to a delay in the process. Apparently, due to not having the required medical officer/machines or equipments, she was referred to a private hospital and the process of first taking her to government hospital and later to the private hospital took considerable time which was crucial in getting initial treatment to the accident victim. 

Important Take:

  1. YOU need to understand the importance of the speed of the motor vehicle you are driving as well as of the other vehicles around, more so when you are approaching a road crossing, where the speed must be at the lowest level.
  2. YOU must practice and make it your habit not to jump red light signals. YOU, if driving a 4 wheeled vehicle, must bear in your mind that you have to take care of riders on 2 wheelers, as they (including 3 wheelers) are comparatively less balanced vehicles plying on roads. YOUR small mistake/negligence may prove fatal to the driver/riders of the 2/3 wheeled vehicles.
  3. If YOU are driving a 2 wheeled vehicle, YOU must follow the principle “See and Be Seen” as you will be less likely to be hit by bigger vehicles, if their drivers can be able to see you.
  4. Government Authorities must make arrangements so that all persons driving any type of motor vehicle have to slow down to the extent so that no fatal accident may happen in the future.

Driving at High beam, Is it okay??

Most of us, many times lend our helping hand in many ways, mostly for the things that were aftereffects of incidents, already happened e.g. blood donation, helping financially to the accident affected persons. Why isn’t for before the incidence, which if done, many misfortunate incidences could be avoided.

I would like to share my today’s bitter experience, for your awareness and making correction in driving habits, particular to drive vehicle on low beam.

Photo for representing vehicle with high beam

Today I had to go out of station for some emergency. I was to take cab for going to Chandigarh railway station from my residence in Mohali. Being early morning, I couldn’t get cab, so I had to take my two wheeler to reach railway station. In a stretch of about 20-25 km, there were many instances where there was no/non-functional road lights. On my way, I had encountered more than 100 vehicles coming from opposite side of road moving with high beam headlights. Due to same, I even had to make headlights of my vehicle blinking for numerous times to see the road, where there was dark on the road. But, to utter surprise, most of the rides didnit lower the beam of their vehicles while crossing my vehicle. I had to lower speed of my vehicle, to the minimum to avoid collision with vehicles coming from opposite direction.

Important Take: YOU must use headlights of your vehicle very wisely so that the vehicles, especially 2 wheeled, coming from opposite direction & crossing your vehicle may not harm either of two. Keep in mind, a 2 wheeled vehicle may get unbalanced during emergency stopping. Help your ownself and all fellow rides to remain safe while moving on road, all the times, especially during dark hours.

Govt. Authorities must ensure that all motorable roads are well lit. If any gaps are there, they must put alert signage to avoid any untoward incident. Life of all, are equally important.