On the world’s roads,over 1.2 million people lose their lives annually,with millions more sustaining serious injuries and living with long-term adverse health consequences.In a blink of an eye,road accidents cause permanent damage to people’s lives and future.
A car accident,by definition,is the unintended collision of one motor vehicle with another,a stationary object or person,resulting in injuries,death and/or loss of property. (1)
We are mainly concerned with this topic because it has become the leading cause of death globally.Road trafic injuries come first when we consider the top ten causes of death among people aged between 15-29.Although road traffic injuries have been a leading cause of mortality for years,most traffic accidents are both predictable and preventable.
We have to know more about the causes and effects in order to learn and teach how to prevent them.Some of the main causes are what we do everyday,without knowing.Such as the use of the mobile phones while driving,speeding,driving recklessly or being distracted while driving.The other main causes are poor weather conditions,defects on the roadway,defective automobile and automobile parts.All ocur when we don’t pay enough attention.
So, now that we have learned the causes,we should know how to prevent them.First,keep your eyes on the road and obey the traffic rules. Second,do not drive when sleepy or drunk. Because one little mistake can cause permanent damage not only to you but also to the people you love.
To conclude, most road accidents are preventable,all we have to do is to become conscious of what is right and what is wrong.And be ready for unexpected problems that can arise.And this sentence sums it all up.”A little care,makes accidents rare.”
Leo Almira Öztürk
Member Of Agora Leo Club.