Consequence of Negligence on Road – Post 7

News clip of the accident

Here, in this post, you will get to know the consequence of negligence on part of other which had led to the tragic death of senior international official during the year 2017.

The Myanmar Counsel General in Kolkata died in the morning hours in a district in Jharkhand (India). He died on the spot while the other three occupants including his wife, his driver and his personal adviser were got injured in the incident. The driver of the official was forced to swerve to an adjoining lane when a 2 wheeler came in front of the car, all of a sudden. The car was then hit by a truck, from behind. The state chief minister expressed grief over his death.

The apparent factors that had led to unfortunate demise of the official are:

  • Unsafe driving by the 2 wheeler rider
  • The time of occurance of the accident, around 9:45 AM which happens to be hurry hour for reaching timely the offices / business centres
  • The lack of alertness of the car diver

Important Take:

  • You may know and feel importance of safe driving, but you must impress upon the same to your driver, when your vehicle is driven by your driver. Same must be in regular practice.
  • During office opening hours, YOU/your driver must keep restraint in the speed of your vehicle.
  • Person driving Two-wheeler must drive defensively so that he/she would not become reason for any fatal accident, due to him/her.
  • For reaching offices / business centres timely, one must start about 10-15 minutes early so that the morning drive will not become a hurry drive.

Drive safely / defensively, more so in critical conditions, e.g. morning hurry hours of week days, rainy / foggy days, whenever YOU feel fatigue / sick, if need to drive during late night / early morning.

Seems small, but its effect may be BIG

Small shot taken at a traffic light point in Mohali

Here you can see that the person driving the car has to turn right, but he is not bothered that he must have taken the extreme right lane before nearing the traffic lights.

Above act may seem to be small, but such road manner may result in Road accident or Road rage incident. If something goes wrong, it could be fatal, to any extent.

YOU must not move outside in such a way which may result in any untoward incident. Be a safe rider, always. It is better to be disciplined mover, rather to repent later.

YOU must not …

At one traffic light point in Mohali

Above are photos taken in succession today at around 10:30 am at Airport road in Mohali.

Firstly, the car driver went over the zebra crossing. The next moment, the car driver went past the zebra crossing on seeing the two-wheeled rider who stopped after crossing the zebra x-ing.

YOU must not be amongst the above two types of drivers. If you are hesitant to say yes, I earnestly request you to practice safe driving. Rather, it should be safe driving for all vehicles smaller than your’s and defensive driving for all vehicles bigger than your’s. A small negligence may prove to be fatal.

I’m sure, you will take the above positively and make safe/defensive driving your habit. In addition, you must pass on the above concern to your family & all friends.

Undoubtedly, Authorities must do their part by taking stringent and constant measures to ensure non-happening of such incidents.

Are we bound to live with….

Above pictures show the “chalta hai” attitude of an commercial firm and transport agency as well as the driver of the vehicle. Above photo has been captured today in an industrial area of Mohali (Punjab). The transport vehicle is carrying long iron strips, overhanging from it.
You must have heard number of incidents wherein car / two wheeler get collided with such commercial vehicles carrying either over sized or over weighing material. The consequences of the incidents, happened particularly in night hours had been fatal and resulted in deaths of numerous innocent people.

Important Take:

  • Owners of commercial firms as well as transport owners must not do things for cost cutting which may do harm to others. They must act with due responsibility towards safety of other road users.
  • Authorities must be very strict so that mishaps due to movement of such vehicles can be avoided.

Consequence of Negligence on Road – Post 6

I have been mentioning some past incidents, only to make you aware so that you can correct your ways of driving / moving outside. It is better now than to cut a sorry figure, later.

YOU must learn from the past road accidents so that no one gets involve in such mishaps and loose his/her life.

Here, in this post, you can see the consequence of negligence on more on one part which had led to the tragic death of a youth aged 26 in September 2017. The incident happened on his birthday and Roka Ceremony of the youth had been finalized within couple of days, from the date of mishap.

The various apparent factors that when combined had shattered the dreams of the family are:

  1. Time of incident: 10:30 PM
  2. Location: Sharp curve on wide road of City
  3. Over speed of the vehicle
  4. Returning in hurry, on his birthday
  5. Non-protection by Safety feature of vehicle

Important TAKE:

  • Whenever YOU need to drive your vehicle after daytime, YOU must move at speed lesser than your normal speed, more so when you have to pass through any curved road, road crossing, residential area, school/college, hospital area etc.
  • Car manufacturers must clearly mention the safe speeds under various conditions and regularly encouage their customers to follow safe driving practices, as their customer welfare measures.

YOU must be having the habit of Moving Safely and remain yourself & keep others SAFE

Happy Moments in Life

YOU can & will be able to cherish happy moments in your Life if you and your family & friends practice safe/ defensive driving, making it a habit.

If not, I request you to follow safe/defensive driving & spread a word in favour of same.

“जान है तो जहान है”

For better understanding and correcting yourself about safety on road, see my all previous posts.

Pic n Take

At a T-point Junction in Mohali (Punjab)

If you see in detail, a 2 wheeler rider has crossed the zebra crossing on the red light to turn right and waiting for an early chance to cross the junction point.

TAKE:

YOU must not do it at any point of time, irrespective of time of day/night, location, urgency. On doing so, the vehicle coming from the green side may hit your vehicle.

YOU will have to prioritize between the time for extra red light and life, without accident. An accident if happens, its fatality can not be imagined before its happening.

Change has started:

I have been stopping at red rights with no intention to jump any red signal. Today also, I stopped at the same red signaled light point and took right turn after getting green signal.

Many more persons do/practice such required compliance of traffic rules.

Drive Safely to remain yourself and keep others also, safe.

Consequence of Negligence on Road – Post 5

Woman out to distribute wedding invites, run over by DTC bus

A 25 years old woman who was out to distribute wedding invites, died after falling off a local bus and run over under its wheel, in Delhi (India). The victim served as nurse earlier and quitted the job for her marriage. The woman along with her mother and some friends had boarded the bus. As per police report, all of them were standing near the rear door of the bus. All of a sudden, as the bus reached a location of Metro pillar, the driver opened the doors, as the result of which the woman fell off the running vehicle. She was run over by the rear wheel of the bus. Her mother and friends raised an alarm to seek driver’s attention but by then, it was too late. The woman was killed on the spot.

After seeing the incident, passer-by forcefully caught driver of the bus. Subsequently, police arrived and questioned the driver about his opening the bus doors, while the bus was running.

Here in this case which though happened years back, it is an eye opener for many who travels by bus in any metropolitan city.

Apparently the reasons that resulted said incident which had become cause for death of a young 25 years old woman who was going to be married soon, were Passengers standing near door of the bus and Lack of alertness & subsequent improper action by the bus driver while driving the bus.

Below are some Safe Driving Habits which if practiced will save many human lives:

  • Avoid boarding the bus which has already sufficient passengers boarded on it. If unavoidable, the passenger must not be standing near any of its doors.
  • Driver of a bus must not be involved in any activity/talk which may result in unwarranted action which consequently leads to any fatal incident.
  • Driver must not be distracted while driving, when his bus has more passengers boarded, than its capacit
  • Above all, YOU must not move in haste, under any circumstances. It is irrespective of mode of travel, time, place, urgency etc. at that time.

YOU must follow Safely Moving habits and remain yourself & keep others SAFE

Parking Etiquette, YOU must take care…

Parked vehicles at public place in Industrial Area

On seeing in detail, you will observe that person driving vehicle no. 2 has parked his car keeping good space for himself, but has blocked clear space required for the driving person of vehicle no. 2.

One important issue called ‘Road Rage’ may crop-up from wrong parking & stopping of vehicles, which may lead to severe consequences, to the extent of death of one/more that get involved in such incident.

Hope YOU have got the ‘Take’ from above.

Drive, rather move sensibly and be safe & happy in life