Traffic rules are broken more than 10,000 times in a minute across Nepal. People always break common traffic rule while driving, we are habitat to breaking traffic rules mostly unknowingly other those who know just follows another who don’t. It is very shameful that we break the rule knowingly, we should teach others who don’t. I see people don’t even know what traffic signs means, like there if is ‘NO PARKING’ sign people park their vehicle there and when traffic police tickets them, they quarrel with police claiming that no police ticket him yesterday when he/she parked in the same spot.
We blame that our law & order is weak, actually our law is strong, it is us who are making it weak but we can make change by following the rules, doing the right things and guiding those who are wrong.
Traffic rules should not be learned for obtaining your driver’s license, it is taught for your safety and people around while you drive. You should not neglect rules, it may become your cause of death. If you don’t fear your death, please think once about the innocent people you may harm, think about your family and friends who care about you.
Lets talk about the top traffic rules that we usually don’t follow:
1. Zebra crossing rule
We all are familiar with the word ‘zebra crossing’ and know what it is as well, we all know first right on zebra crossing is of pedestrian, i see everyday vehicles speeding towards pedestrian walking on zebra crossing. You are supposed to stop your vehicle and let the pedestrian cross the road, here i see everyone just speeding in front of people walking on a zebra crossing.
Speeding is 90% cause of accidents in Nepal among which 65% accidents claims life. The speed limit is always crossed by each and every people who drive, i don’t get it why people speed so much? and the most important part in speeding is, maximum number of unnecessary speeders are those who own motorbike or car bought by their father’s money, I mean who who don’t earn and asks money for Gas (petrol) with their mom behind their dad’s back. If you are one of those i suggest you not to speed on your father’s money, better use it for your better future.
3. Lane rule
The white line between road, ever noticed it? It is called lane divider so that, left lane vehicles and right lane vehicles will not crash with each other. Our dear Nepali riders/drivers don’t know which lane they should be driving at, if you don’t know this rule then please tear and throw your driver’s license.