No end to accidents | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:18 AM, September 20, 2020

No end to accidents

Day after day, whether there is a pandemic or not, one killer that has remained active for too long is road accidents. According to a report, at least 7,855 people were killed and 13,330 others injured in 5,516 road accidents across the country last year. Reckless driving, dilapidated roads, unfit vehicles, unskilled drivers, using mobile phones while driving vehicles, and lack of awareness among road users are some the main reasons behind the incessant fatalities. This year too, saw many deaths from road accidents, even during the lockdown when there was much less traffic on the roads and highways. It's a pity that while road crashes continue to claim lives, we just sit and watch. When will we realise the seriousness of it? When one of our own becomes a victim, or even worse, when we do?

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