HOW TO REDUCE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS
Nowadays, the rate of road accidents keeps increasing in Malaysia. This may be due to the increase in the number of people using car. This problem can be solved using three steps which are law enforcement, education and by improving the road.
Road accidents can be reduced and solved by enforcing the law. The authorities should make the traffic laws stricter. Punishment for those who disobeys the traffic rule should be more threatening. The reason people keep disobeying traffic rule is because they do not feel the punishment as a threat. More policemen should be assigned for the enforcement of these laws.
Other than that, the infrastructure on the road can also be improved. More overhead bridges should be built. Building overhead bridges can reduce traffic jams thus reducing the risk of accidents. Roads could be widened. Widening the roads can reduce traffic congestion. If the road is not wide enough, the probability for cars to run into each other is higher.
In addition, traffic accidents can also be reduced through education. Road safety campaigns should be organized. By organizing campaigns, the will participate more and active thus providing them information on how important it is to obey traffic rules for safety. Schools also could teach school kids about traffic rules and road safety. By early exposure, they will be more aware and will be disciplined traffic users.
Traffic accident is a big and fatal problem that should be reduced and better solved. It is our responsibility to make sure that this problem will not be an issue in our country anymore.