How many times have you noticed the signboard ‘Speed thrills but kills,’ while driving? Ironically, only a few yards after crossing the sign, hardly anyone remembers it; at least not those who engage in rash driving! Whatever the excuses for rash driving, the end result is usually the same: fatal accidents that claim innocent lives.
Incidentally, India has held the distinction of recording the maximum number of reported road accidents in the world. In 2005, reports by the National Transportation Planning and Research Centre (NTPRC) stated that India had three times more road accidents than most developed countries. There were approximately 35 accidents per 1,000 vehicles in India during the year; while this figure for developed nations was between 4 and 10.