Traffic laws are the laws which govern traffic and regulate vehicles, while rules of the road are both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic.
Road Safety has always been a gradually developing concept in our country. The major reason for its dawdling success is our mind-set. We, as citizens, consider road safety a mere issue for which just the government and the respective civic bodies are responsible. Though the respective departments hold the responsibilities to give us better roads, road safety is incomplete without you and me. As citizens of the nation, we equally are responsible for road development and road safety I would like to identify some of the reasons why road accidents occur. First, speeding beyond the prescribed limits is the main cause. Some drivers not only speed but also drive recklessly, breaking road rules and beating the traffic lights. Moreover, drivers who are tired after long distance driving or after a long day work, may not be able to concentrate on the road, thus causing accidents. Youngsters using the road as their racing track is another cause too. Drivers who do not check and maintain their vehicles often may be involved in accidents because their vehicle is faulty. Many potholes and uneven roads which contribute to the poor condition of the road too can cause accidents.