Prevent Accidents and save lives

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Thousands of traffic accidents and deaths can be prevented by ensuring that speed breakers on the roads are made to conform to a standard specification.At present road speed breakers are put up at the whims and fancy of local people in ad hoc manner and not conforming to safety requirements. Moreover, they are not marked with the zebra lines and/or flouroscent paints and thus causing avoidable accidental deaths specially to two wheeler riders. They are termed Car/vehicle breakers instead of speed breakers.

For ensuring conformity to standard specifications bearing safety needs, local officials should be personally held accountable for any loss /damage accruing owing to defective designs. Accountability should be both administrative, financial and for criminal negligence .

It is imperative that relevant bodies are made to report on annual basis number of fatal accidents caused by wrongly made or non-marked Speed Breakers. Compilation of the country-wide numbers will be alarming but today no one is made accountable or responsible.

Central Road Department in the Ministry must evolve specifications if not done already which need to be universally followed all over the country.

 

 

 



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