Those who use motorcycles are about the worst road offenders there are.
Consequently they constitute the largest number of road
fatalities. it is not difficult to see
why. They often travel against the traffic, carry five persons instead of
the maximum of two and crash helmets are worn carelessly or not at all.
Young boys race their souped-up machines in the middle of town. They weave
in and out of traffic causing danger to everyone. Many of these young
upstarts do not live to see their next birthday. So we should ride our
motorcycles with utmost care and respect for other road-users. That way we
can hope to live to see our next birthday and the next and so on too.
the hands of many drivers, the car is an extension of their personality.
Reckless driving can result in
unpleasant consequences. It is the cause of many accidents. Travel along any
road and we can see scores of these would-be-madmen overtaking dangerously.
Drivers of lorries and other heavy vehicles are the worst
culprits. A fully-laden timber truck
trying to overtake another one not only holds up traffic but makes it so
easy for an unsuspecting oncoming car to smash into them. Then there are
army trucks that overtake you at 100 km/h while prominently displaying their
limit of 70 km/h to you. These are all accidents waiting to happen. It is
quite impossible to expect them to stop doing all these dangerous things. On
our part we should not get involved with these danger-men on purpose. Keep
as much distance as possible between you and such people. It would be stupid
to race with a lorry or an army truck, or even a young man on a two-wheeler
hoping to make an impression. It is simply stupid to race at all.
So to minimize the probability of being a victim of an accident certain
things must be followed. First of all, respect traffic signs and rules;
never race with anybody; use pedestrian crossings; keep away from potential
dangers and finally ensure that your vehicle, including yourself, are in
good condition. Having faulty brakes or blown lamps at night do not
contribute anything to your well-being. nobody likes broken limbs and
spilled blood. Safety is very much up to you.