The Role Of Law In Preventing Accidents

Vol 32 | Issue 2 | July – Sep 2017 | page: 1-4 | Vineet Sharma, Vikas Verma


Authors: Vineet Sharma [1], Vikas Verma [2]

[1] Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, King George
Medical University, Uttar Pradesh
[2] Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics,
King George Medical University, Uttar Pradesh

Address of Correspondence

Dr. Vikas Verma
Department of Orthopaedics, King George Medical
University, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow
Email ID: surgeonvikas@yahoo.co.in


Abstract

Major contributors to road crashes, serious injuries and death include driving at excess or inappropriate speeds, influence of alcohol while driving, sleepy or fatigued driving and driving without protective gear. Many countries have enacted strict laws to modify risk taking behavior of possible accident victims. However, the effect of these laws is not uniform in all the countries. The factors that determine successful implementation of laws are discussed. Isolated use of laws or public education and information campaigns do not deliver a tangible and sustained reduction in road traffic deaths and serious injuries. Automated enforcement – such as speed cameras is more effective than policing. Public education and information campaigns have proven to be highly effective when they are used in conjunction with laws and law enforcement. Key to successful reduction in road traffic deaths and serious injuries is enforced compliance. In order to successfully modify risk taking behavior it is critical to create a meaning full deterrent by law and enforce it consistently so that perceived risk of being apprehended and swiftly punished is high


How to Cite this Article: Sharma V, Verma V. The Role Of Law In Preventing Accidents. Journal of Bone and Joint Diseases July -Sep 2017;32(2):1-4.

 


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