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Causes of Road Accident

MAIN CAUSES OF ROAD ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTAL DEATHS

  1. Over-speeding or driving in excess of prescribed speed limits.
  2. Not wearing helmets or not using seat belts - more than 80% of road accident deaths are due to the head injuries.
  3. Drunken driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
  4. Over loading of vehicles.
  5. Use of mobile phones or ear phones while driving/crossing the road.
  6. Violation of road signs, signals, traffic lights and road safety rules or many a time due to their ignorance.
  7. Long hours of drive, tiredness and fatigue of the driver and lack of traffic education.
  8. Pedestrian negligence also contributes to road accidents and endangers their own lives.
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