Most of the road accidents are caused by human error.
Research shows that driver errors account for more than 80% of all fatalities and injuries. It’s a shame when the cause of death or disability of a young and healthy person, who would live and live, becomes drunk driving, speeding or banal not wearing seat belts.
If we could personally influence road safety issues, then there is no doubt that the constant implementation of the following measures would not allow an increase in the number of accidents on the country’s roads, which are currently associated with an increase in traffic density. Main approaches to accident prevention:
Education and training, firstly – children and school teachers of road safety; secondly, it is imperative to teach adolescents the principles of safe driving and a serious attitude to road safety; thirdly, we need refresher courses for older drivers, at least to update their knowledge of traffic rules; and of course, propaganda through newspapers, radio and television is needed to draw the attention of all road users and to the dangers on the road.
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Enforcing reasonable and road traffic regulations, which in themselves are primarily designed to prevent accidents; improvement of the material and technical base of the traffic police; and rigorous testing of new vehicles to ensure that they do not cause accidents, especially for Chinese vehicles today.
Routine vehicle checks, including regular vehicle inspections, to ensure that the main vehicle components are functional and safe; improvement of the vehicle design by the manufacturer, improvement of passive safety systems.
Bad driving habits and road safety
The usual behavior of hurrying people who do not get the opportunity to pass is maneuvering at an unsafe distance and not observing a safe lateral interval. They have no idea that there is a queue of traffic. This leads to the fact that some people lose patience and begin to drive along the side of the road blocking the rush.
Poor discipline – Some drivers, due to the natural characteristics of the brain, do not understand that they should stay between the lane markings, and not occupy two lanes at once.
Not turning on the turn signals. Some drivers have no idea what these beautiful flashing orange lights are for. They constantly rebuild wherever they please, absolutely confident that other road users know their intentions.
Cutting corners, especially at intersections. Driving without headlights in the dark, throwing cigarettes out of the window, turning off the high beam headlights at the last moment, improper use of the horn, tuning the radio at high speeds, and just high speed.
Driving in the fog
With Fogs your visibility is greatly reduced by up to 5 meters, creating dangerous driving conditions. If you can’t postpone your trip, follow these tips to be safe.
- Drive with low beam headlights. High beam headlights are intensely reflected from dense layers of fog and reduce visibility.
- Reduce speed – and look at the speedometer. The fog creates the visual illusion of slow motion, when in fact you may even be speeding.
- Listen to traffic you cannot see. Open your window a little so you can hear better.
- Use windscreen wipers for maximum visibility.
- Use the right edge of the road or painted road markings as landmarks.
- Be patient.
- Do not stop on the motorway or the side of the road, there is every chance of getting hit from behind or getting knocked out of the car in fog.
- Fog lights can only be used in dense fog. In clear weather, they can blind oncoming drivers and should be switched off.