The rise in road accidents is claiming precious human lives everyday. With each passing day, new accident reports emerge. It is a multi-faceted problem. From officials to ordinary citizens, we’re all responsible. The cosmetic interventions by the state traffic department are far from satisfactory and impatience on our part leads to many traffic violations.
There are more vehicles on our roads everyday. Successive state governments have miserably failed to evolve a comprehensive strategy. Authorities have not been able to lay out a proper plan for robust road connectivity within the city to meet this growth. The over-dependence on age old road networks have resulted in unavoidable traffic jams. The over-crowded roads are the fundamental reason of rising road accidents.
The messy state of affairs on part of the traffic police is a serious cause for concern. They have miserably failed to implement the fundamental traffic rules & regulations. Corruption has shaken the foundations of this vital department. Violators are let off easy for some money.
Driving licenses are sold in every RTO office. The department has become a hub for corruption. The driving test is designed to only test an individuals ability to move around corners. They do not test a drivers comprehension for the rules of traffic. The unchecked rash driving of individuals is a dominant factor in these rising road accidents. These individuals have zero regards for their lives as well as others.
We need to change and it is also the responsibility of the state apparatus to fix this problem. The traffic department should not wait for a divine intervention in this regard. It is better late than never.
Syed Mohsin Attiq
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