Essays on Awarness Raising Project Assignment

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(23, 02, 2009)TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction……………………………………………………………………………. Causes……………. …….. ……………………………………………………………. ..SwervingCrossing linesSpeedingWeather conditionsOvertakingMobile phonesTarget audiences………………………………………………………………………. .Objectives……. .………. .………………………………………………………………Discussion………………. ……………………………………………………………. ..Raising awareness……. ………………………………………………………………. ..Raising Awareness: Car Accidents in the UAEIntroductionThe Ministry of Interior’s traffic department released figures according to which there were 6,813 road accidents in the UAE during 2007. That resulted in 829 victims and 10,526 injuries. This report is an alarming one but it is known that UAE has the worst records for fatal accidents in the world. The apparently casual and precarious driving habits of motorists in UAE is very disturbing. The drivers behave in an appalling manner and that is the cause of such accidents.

Although in UAE there are 2 dangerous drivers for every 10 safe ones, the range of distance travelled by the dangerous ones threatens the lives of hundreds of people due to their reckless driving. Driving behaviour is chiefly due to the person’s outlook and personal values. An irresponsible driver does not value his own life like others do and this is clearly observable in the statistics of many fatal road accidents. The majority of such drivers are young and relaxed people; their age ranging from 18 to 40 years. CausesThere are several reasons that consequently lead to so many accidents in UAE.

SwervingOne of the reasons of accidents is swerving. Daily at least five vehicles are seen swerving between lanes which poses as a danger to the driver as well as others. Some motorists do not consider the speed at which the traffic is moving and they drive as if in a puzzle. One single wrong move by some innocent driver can easily make his car be hit by a reckless driver who would be driving at neck-breaking speed.

Crossing linesOne more reason is crossing the forbidden yellow lines in Dubai. These lines are there for safety reasons and it is not allowed to drive beyond these lines on a road. However, several motorists do not pay heed to this law and thus it results in accidents. SpeedingAnother and the most obvious cause is speeding. Every vehicle can be driven at high speeds as they are tested for this. However, due to certain reasons this can prove to cause mishaps. For example, there can be a possibility that the roads are slippery, there is solid debris on the road or that there is not a safe distance between the vehicles.

When the motorists are driving at such high speeds and they suddenly slam their brakes, the result can be very hazardous. This is because the vehicles behind that car may not be able to stop at once and that would result in a collision. Also, in a panic the driver behind can accelerate instead of braking and that would lead to very drastic effects. Weather conditionsAccidents are also caused due to weather conditions.

There may be fog and so the motorists might not have clear visibility, particularly in morning, and thus it is possible for an accident to occur especially in the case of reckless drivers. Gulf News reports an accident that occurred due to poor visibility and the irresponsibility of the drivers. This accident occurred on the Abu Dhabi highway near Ghantoot and resulted in 5 deaths. Because of this there were huge blockages during rush hours as the highway had been closed for five hours.

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