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Talk on road safety

As chairperson of the school's organizing committee, you have been asked to give a talk to other students on road safety.
 

Boys and girls, a very good morning to you. In conjunction with 'Road Safety Week,' I wish to give a talk on why road accidents occur and the ways to reduce them.

News about road accidents and road accident fatalities always appear in printed and electronic media. In many cases, schoolchildren are the victims. It is for this reason that our school has decided to launch a 'Road Safety Week' campaign with the aim of raising awareness among the students on the need to be more responsible and cautions while on the road.

Why do road accidents occur ? According to police statistics, much of the carnage on the roads could have been avoided if road users had exercised patience and caution. Instead, drivers tend to speed, drive recklessly and race on the roads. Motorists are responsible for various other misdemeanors such as weaving in and out of traffic and not paying heed to road conditions. Sometimes road conditions such as the existence of potholes can cause accidents. Another major cause of accidents is the poor maintenance of vehicles. Vehicles with brakes and lights that do not function properly are potential hazards to other road users. Long-distance public transportation drivers can also cause accidents if they drive for long periods and are tired.

Summonses and penalties are ineffective in curbing road accidents. Stiffer penalties such as increasing fines and suspending driving licenses of offenders should be introduced. If a motorist causes an accident, the authorities should confiscate his driving license and suspend him from driving for a certain period of time. Stricter enforcement of traffic rules by the authorities will reduce the number of accidents.

Only roadworthy vehicles should be allowed on the roads. Vehicles which break down often should be taken off the roads. There is also a clarion call from many quarters to increase the age limit for new drivers. This is one way of getting young motorists off the roads.

If we do not want accidents to happen, then it is time we changed our driving and riding attitudes. Motorists must ensure that they are courteous on the road and that their vehicles are roadworthy. There should be more awareness campaigns aimed at inculcating good driving habits, especially among schoolchildren.

When road users ensure their vehicles are roadworthy, respect the law and think about their safety as well as that of others, then the number of fatalities can be reduced.

Thank you

     
carnage   killing many people
     
misdemeanors   offences
     
clarion call   a clear message
 
 

 

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