Safety first – Gulf Today – Short Take Dt 10th January 2015
Many times life changes in a flash.
Looking at the weather scenario and the fog happening these days bring a sense of caution to all those who are driving in the UAE.
A strong sense of self-responsibility is required by everyone to drive slowly and safely. If and when one finds someone driving dangerously during bad weather, all efforts should be made to control the situation.
“Start early, drive carefully and reach safely” be our mantra at all times when we plan a journey.
Gulf Today – Short Take – Dt. 10 January 2015
Poor visibility due to thick fog – Drive carefully
BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY
School buses must be tamed – Letters to the Editor – The National Dt 04 November 2014
Safety First – Wear your seat belts
Drive Safe – Gulf Today – Short Take Dt 25 October 2014
Key words: Road Safety, Safety First
Jaywalking on the increase
Jaywalking on the increase
I would like to bring readers’ attention to the fact that jaywalking has increased on the streets of Abu Dhabi – especially along Sheikh Zayed the First Street (formerly Electra Road).
I find driving in the evening quite dangerous, because people of all ages cross the road at will.
I don’t know why they do this without any consideration for their own lives, but I do know that a lack of fencing is allowing them to do it.
I believe the distance between the pedestrian crossings is too far, so people take the easy option. I also think that some people avoid using the underpass because they feel unsafe doing so.
There should be an official campaign to fine people who jaywalk, and this fine should be increased if the person is talking on a mobile phone or listening to music through earphones.
I would like to see fencing along the median strip and signage to indicate the location of the underpass.
Let’s work together to make safety a priority.
Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
To read this in original, please visit The National Online
Need for increased "speed control measures" by BTP in Kadugodi area
The connecting road from Hoskote to Hope Farm area of Whitefield Bangalore has been relayed beautifully by the authorities.
The work has been done in such a way that the road till the Kadugodi Over Bridge is smooth and in a drivable condition.
There is a danger awaiting here at all times.
With the completion of the road work, the traffic has gained momentum in terms of speed. This includes the buses and heavy trucks.
A U-turn exists near the bridge making it easy for residents of nearby communities to cross over to the other side of the road.
However, the removal of a speed breaker that existed is now causing lot of inconvenience and near miss situations for the drivers to turn and proceed.
The bikes, trucks and buses are all in a hurry and neither stops nor reduce the speed!
Another serious danger of children from an apartment complex nearby crossing over the road to take their school bus. On either side, these vehicles never reduce the speed. Coming down the narrow bridge, the vehicles tend to speed and proceed. Going towards the bridge, the vehicles compete with each other to reach the bridge first!
It doesn’t end there. Many vehicles coming from the Hoskote side, take advantage of the U-turn and cut across wrongly and proceed towards the market side or residential communities located there. This is extremely dangerous and has to be immediately controlled.
I humbly request BTP on this serious safety issue and resolve it by:
– Having appropriate reduce speed signage kept in this area.
– Having BTP patrol presence in the morning, especially when children go to school.
– Having increased BTP patrol presence, on first Sunday of the month where a regular function is held at Sai Vrindavan Ashram and heavy traffic and people movement happens.
– Kindly reroute the heavy trucks from this road and using the bridge, which causes regular traffic blocks.
Accidents have to be averted by taking necessary safety measures before and not after they have happened and valuable life lost.
New road will ease traffic – Letters to the editor – The National 15 September 2014
Pedestrian bridge fails to lure capital jaywalkers
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