In 2002, drivers accounted for 32% of persons killed in Trinidad and Tobago.
Fatalities and injuries within the past two years have exceeded other years by a vast number.
Drivers must, most importantly, take responsibility for themselves at all times.
By this I mean, they must know that they should not drive if they feel tired, sick, drunk or upset.
Drivers however are not the only ones to be blamed.
Pedestrians have traditionally accounted for many deaths on the road.There are many causes of road accidents but, personally, I think the most important factor which contributes to road accidents is the irresponsibility of the drivers.Driving an automobile is a privilege, which many people succeed to abuse.During the past five years, pedestrians have accounted for at least 30% of road accidents.Pedestrians must, at all times, walk on walkways and cross the main roads and highways with extreme caution always giving the right of way to cars approaching.Anything that may impair one’s ability to make wise decisions should never be mixed with driving.This is when a driver should practice “social responsibility.” Drivers must at all times, abide by the safety regulations of the road and most importantly stick to the speed limits or stick to a speed which will allow one to stop within a safe distance.Impediments on roads cause drivers to lose control over their vehicles and force drivers to make illegal moves.It should also be ensured, by the government, that the roads of a country are well lighted in the night.It has now reached a grand total of 199 in 2002, significantly greater than its total, five or six years ago.Why must road accidents in Trinidad be considered a norm?