The Importance of Road Safety

In the world we live in today, road safety is more important than ever before. With an increasing population around the world, the roads have only grown more crowded and stressful. Heavier traffic leads to a higher percentage and likelihood of accidents occurring on the daily. Around the world, more than 1.3 million people die every year in a vehicle accident while another 50 million people are injured or disabled from crashes. Furthermore, car crashes are the 9th leading cause of death in the world and its only getting worse. How can we reduce these numbers? Well, road safety falls in the hands of both government and provincial leaders, as well as the citizens. It doesn’t matter how many rules are laid out, if people ignore them, serious consequences will follow.

Most road accidents are caused by human error, However, sometimes neglected roads and horrible weather conditions lead to accidents, as well. Here are a few main factors that lead to traffic accidents; driving under the influence of alcohol, cellphones, fatigue, speeding, road rage, failure to look or judge another car’s speed properly, losing control of the vehicle, tailgating, distraction, carelessness, fail to maintain vehicles and inexperience.

In order to decrease the number of accidents that occur on our roads, government/officials need to assess current problems with current road laws and regulations, rules, and systems to determine why accidents keep occurring. A new and improved road safety procedure can then be put in place, which will have set actions to help prevent crashes from happening. If sit back and nothing is done, the association for Safe International predicts that road accident injuries will jump to the fifth leading cause of death by 2030 in the world.
We at Total Road Products provide quality road marking products enhance night and day visibility which has a great influence on road safety, making all drivers aware of any dangers that may occur.


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