An accident is defined as a traffic accident if it occurs on a road or in a place to which the public have access. This can include footpaths and bridleways. Traffic accidents in Vietnam have been increasing at the alarming growth rate in the recent years.VOV transportation program shows that from 2003 up to 2009, the number of traffic accidents, fatalities, and injuries continuing increased at 10 - 30%, 5 - 35%, and 5 - 45% per year. Why the number of traffic accidents has been increasing dramatically?
The distracted driver is one of the reasons why traffic accidents happen. The distracted driver is the person who does not pay full attention to their driving. For example, when the driver takes his hand off the wheel to turn on the radio, send messages or talk on cell phones, he cannot focus on driving; therefore, the vehicle can drift over the road line and an accident happens. The driver wound, the vehicle is damaged or ruined. The lack of concentration when the drivers are driving can causes traffic accidents, injuries or even deaths.
Traffic accidents can happen because of the impairment and fatigue of the drivers. In fact, under the influence of alcohol, the driver cannot control by himself, he is not able to quickly react in certain during situation. As a result, the car can crash against a lamp-post or a van…The drivers can get trauma in the head, broken legs or many physical injuries; the car is not drivable. Indeed, when the drivers feel tired, they fall asleep or doze, they do not pay attention to vehicle speed so they let vehicle plunge into everywhere it can; hence, the accident occur and take the life of the drivers away. Emotional and mental distress causes accidents and a lot of losses about human being and property.
Weather condition is an element that effort traffic accidents. Heavy rain, snowstorm or hail decrease the visibility of drivers and cause them to misjudge the distance of other vehicles around them so that their means easy to collide others. Or, driving through thick fog too fast may not allow drivers enough time to stop when approaching another vehicle. All people who move in road can and get involve be injury. Road condition because of weather such as heavy rains, ice storms cause vehicles slide immediately and the drivers lose their calm; the Death can take them away, their properties are damaged.
To brief, traffic accident is a hot event in our country nowadays. A piece of carelessness, a little of tiredness and some extra aspects are the reasons why traffic accidents happen; the number of fatalities and injuries is increasing rapid. We should obey laws; correct our attitude to traffic on order to prevent accident from happening and saving our life.