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Reckless Driving

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Respected editor,

The issue that caught my sight is road accident. Not a single day has been passed without a road accident. Recently, I was witnessed a dreadful accident. A car at a very high speed came rushing towards the people standing at the roadside. Many innocent lives were lost on the road. About 1.25 million people are killed in road traffic annually in Pakistan, above 30,000 people die due to road accident every year, making Pakistan 48 in the world for higher percentage of road traffic accident.

People don’t even try to learn from the mistakes, neither from their own nor from others’. The main cause of the accidents are due to careless driving. The use of mobile phone, over speeding, red light jumping, avoiding seat belts and not wearing helmets, over loading the vehicle etc are the root causes of accidents. Reckless driving is one of the most prominent issues regarding public safety that should be properly addressed.


Arish Khan

The writer can be reached at: arishkhan0102@gmail.com

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