Road accidents in the Philippines have been listed at the top of leading causes. Along with the latest statistic, let's find out what brings about these issues.
Traffic safety is a term used to refer to cultural behaviors, including obeying traffic laws and having a sense of responsibility when participating in traffic. Not only a legal representation, but it is also the guarantee for people joining in traffic on all means.
Nowadays, every day we can count a lot of traffic accidents that have many sad consequences. Why is traffic safety so challenging to achieve? The article below from Philcarnews.com will give you an overview of this situation - road accidents in the Philippines.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) statistics, over 1,35M children pass away from traffic accidents worldwide every 4 minutes. In the Philippines, road accidents account for 25% of the total number of deaths from injuries. On average, about 40 people die a day for collisions from roads. A rising trend of car
incidents, from 63,072 incidents in 2007 to 116,906 in 2018, has urged the government to have solutions right away!
Some rules have come out: Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act, Anti-Distracted Driving Act and Seat belt law- the core of lowering road accident campaigns.
Along with these points above, the government also claims that Philippines citizens lower speed and enhance vehicles' roadworthiness.
As a road user, you should take in every news about where accidents happen frequently. The triple sites: Philippine Star - CBN News - CNN Philippines are the must-have options we recommend to follow.
After drinking, people's mood tends to get more excitement. At this time, drivers tend to go faster, more confidently, and even have the illusion of being like a real racer in blockbuster movies. This is also the leading cause of catastrophic accidents behind parties.
Although it stimulates a driver's excitement, alcohol also reduces their ability to concentrate. Just absorbing a little wine, then his mind will not function properly. The most obvious signs are difficulty standing, walking straight, and confusion between the brake pedal and the accelerator.
Not only the driver's mind, but his vision also falls into restriction - fuzziness in everything. Depending on the degree of drunk, the driver can hardly focus on the situation on the road.
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Vehicle speed and traffic accident risk are proportional to each other, the higher the vehicle speed, the greater the risk of a traffic accident. Besides, vehicle speed is also related to the consequences of the crash and injury rates on the victims. Increased vehicle speed increases the likelihood of injury to the driver itself and other road users.
Using a phone while driving is supposed as an action for saving time. However, this will significantly affect your ability to control the steering wheel and your vision, leading to unpredictable consequences. Just 4 seconds of reading a text or texting, you will lose focus on driving, and an accident can happen.
Not observing when changing directions is a potentially dangerous case. If you pay little attention to the road markings and vehicles going in the opposite direction, you will be less active in unexpected situations. For example, you want to turn left but forgot to touch the signal light. What will happen if following behind you is
another car? Of course, an accident!
Or is the issue that you stop right away without checking the rearview mirror or side mirror, a collision is apparent.
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The number of traffic accidents related to pedestrians is relatively high. Most of the above accidents occurred due to pedestrians crossing the street arbitrarily, which causes the driver not to handle the vehicle in time. Not to direct collision with the pedestrian, the driver will change lanes suddenly, causing accidents with other cabs.
In addition to subjective reasons, the vehicle that loses its brakes maybe the driver's fault. If the driver continuously depresses the brake for a long time in using a car, it may cause the brake to burn. In other words, it makes the brakes ineffective. When checking the brake continuously, the friction between the brake disc and the brake pad creates a tremendous amount of heat, causing the brake fluid to boil, burning the brake pads, and causing loss of pressure.
After a long time of operation, like many other parts, the engine will also experience defects. In this situation, you should fix your vehicle as soon as possible.
Here are some common faults:
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When the car was out of control, you will not be able to control the vehicle, and it happens so suddenly that it makes the driver of the car almost unable to react. Even when an accident occurs, the reason is unknown.
There could be technical problems in the vehicle, such as tire explosion and unbalanced wheel system damage.
However, the collision comes from subjective aspects such as master speed, accelerator, cornering at high speed, or slippery roads.
To control all arising situations, the driver should train himself to have the best mental state when driving, always keep calm to handle to minimize damage.
The current traffic accident has reached an alarming level. How to ensure traffic safety? That is the big question, requiring the efforts of everyone.
"In front of the wheel is life"- please remember that slogan and always have a sense of responsibility to keep traffic safe for others.
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