Permit me to draw the attention of the authorities through the columns of your esteemed paper to the increasing number of road accidents in Delhi.
Road accidents have been on the increase in the city in spite of the precaution of the traffic authorities. Many young and innocent persons lose their lives every day.
These road accidents occur due to the lack of civic sense in the people and their ignorance of road and traffic signals. The pedestrians are overrun because they try to cross the roads at places of their choice. The number of accidents of people riding scooters is very high because most of the young men are beginners and do not know how to ride a scooter.
Another causes of the fatal accidents is rash driving. The truck drivers are mostly dead drunk and, therefore, care not a fig for traffic rules. They drive their trucks at a high speed even through congested localities, and crush down whoever comes in the way.
It is high time that authorities took a serious view of the lapses on the part of the drivers. This can be done only by levying heavy fines and the forfeiture of their licenses. Licenses, too, should be checked frequently.
I shall be grateful if you kindly give publicity to the matter so that the traffic authorities wake up to the need of security of the people and take strong measures against the erring drivers.