The only way to increase safety on the road is to make the punishments stricter. To what extent you agree or disagree?
The accidents on road and the road safety are one of the widely discussed issues nowadays. Some say that making the punishment strict will increase the road safety. I don’t agree completely with the idea that stricter punishments will increase safety on the road. There are other factors that can improve road safety.
Firstly, some people breach the traffic rule because they do not have the required traffic knowledge. In my country, there are large numbers of school drop outs who are working as driver of public vehicles. Their irresponsible and uncontrolled driving habit creates the risk for other person on the road. If proper training is given to then, road accidents can be decreased significantly. So, proper awareness can increase the road safety by certain level.
Secondly, large numbers of accidents occur because of the unavailability of proper infrastructures. Most of the roads on which the vehicles ride every day are not suitable for driving which also increases the chance of accidents. Moreover, the absence of overhead bridge for pedestrians makes the roads intersections crowded which also increase the probability of accidents. If necessary infrastructures are built, road accidents can be reduced.
At last, increasing number of vehicles also increase the number of accidents. Increasing numbers of private cars and bikes on the limited stretch of road increase traffic jams and accidents. The road safety can be increased if public vehicles are promoted.
In conclusion, punishing for the breach of traffic rule can control the safety on the road but it works for only short term. For sustainable improvement of road safety, public awareness, suitable infrastructures and promotion of public vehicle are necessary.