Many things cause road traffic accidents, without a proper traffic control plan, there is a possibility of continued accidents. The following are some of them. The first cause is intoxication, which occurs when people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Drivers can not control vehicles well when intoxicated, and this leads to accidents. Adverse weather conditions are the other cause of these accidents, especially on the roads when a vehicle collides with objects in the vicinity, such as walls. Different weather conditions such as black ice and flash flooding are not easy to escape once they have affected the road surfaces.
Driver error is the other leading cause of road accidents, and it involves unnecessary mistakes and carelessness like driving too fast, falling asleep while driving, unsafe overtaking and following cars too closely.
Distractions about something that is happening inside or outside the car by drivers eager to know what is happening on the road also leads to accidents. Anything that takes a driver’s eyes off the road, such as using a mobile phone, changing CDs and checking at the vanity mirror, causes distractions that can lead to road traffic accidents.
Road design, The other cause of road accidents is road design, where the road is poorly designed, leading to increased accidents in a specific area. This especially happens at the turns found on busy roads or poorly placed signs that may block the driver at the intersections. The council or the government is liable for such poor road designs.
Vehicle defects are another cause of road traffic accidents. They include anything from tire bursting or brake failure, among other things. Defects traffic control can cause a lot of damage in an accident that may be caused by something else on the road. Therefore there should be a different road management plan to curb such accidents.
Some car designs such as the Sport Utility Vehicle style of cars are prone to rolling easily and therefore causing worse injuries to the passengers or the people involved in the accidents. Road traffic accidents can be avoided by driving carefully, abstaining from drugs and alcohol and ensuring that one drives a vehicle that contains no defects. According to statistics, young drivers are generally more likely to be involved in road traffic accidents.
Traffic control management plan enhance the safety of traffic :
One particular technology that is gaining high awareness involves integrating car black box technology with GPS cameras to monitor the speed and location of cars driven by young drivers. This modern technology is useful for parents and gives greater control over the driving habits of their children.
With car black box technology, young drivers can also analyze their driving to monitor any mistakes that they may make on the road. Moreover, in the unfortunate event of an accident, the information collected by the system helps to resolve issues fairly and impartially.
Overall, it is ideal for all traffic control management teams to establish strategies that will guide and control traffic effectively to create a conducive environment and lessen the rate at which accidents occur.