People have to realize that the hands-free caution approach while driving is meant for their mobile phones and not for their steering wheels. They are asking for disaster by texting while in the process of driving. It is necessary for us to focus our attention on safer driving. Other areas that we need to focus our attention on are the insufficient number of pedestrian crossings that forces people to jaywalk.
We can put an end to the countless number of road deaths due to the indifference of reckless drivers who have a habit of distracting themselves with their phones while driving. Corporate companies, parents and road traffic authorities probably have to do a lot more to stress the importance of motorists, giving their full attention on the roads while driving.
Change has to take place at the base levels. Any number of publications and safety warnings are not making a big difference in the driving habits of people. Safe driving is a habit that has to be cultivated over a period of time. It is not enough to broadcast awareness programs every now and then. These campaigns have to be done on an ongoing basis at educational institutions and community forums. Children should pick up good driving habits from their parents when they come of age. Offenders have to be seriously dealt with through harsh penalties. Community services and licence suspensions will also help. Only then, we can make our roads safer for everyone.
Community services tend to speak up about the issue of texting and using phones while driving only when there is a loss of life. There is a ban on the use of cell phones without the hands-free mechanisms while driving in most countries and those violating such rules are liable to be punished. But, despite such stringent laws, there are many motorists who don’t give a damn about the safety of people and themselves.