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Safety [2]

For archive (Updated on February 19, 2019)

Traffic accidents

Traffic accidents often result in injury and death.

Types of accidents

  • Fender bender
  • Multi-car crash
  • Head-on collision
  • Tumble & roll-over
  • Car hitting pedestrians

Causes

Accidents can be caused by

  • Roads which are not designed properly
  • Roads which are not maintained
  • Inclement weather
  • Drivers not obeying traffic rules (e.g. texting while driving)
  • Sleep deprived drivers
  • DUI : Driving under the influence of alcohol
  • Road rage
  • Engine and mechanical failure
  • Vehicles that are not land-worthy
  • Unsafe tires
  • Medical emergency to the driver (e.g. heart attack)
  • Tail gating

Practice

  • Many countries employ the “STOP” sign and the letters “STOP” printed on the road. The majority of drivers obey them. The minority are cautioned with citations.
  • Automobile associations and the volunteers for Public Safety give refresher courses for “Safe Driving”.
  • U Thein Tun Aung (Dennis) gave a seminar in Yangon on “Traffic control (e.g. how to design monitor and synchronize traffic lights).”

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