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Road Signs . In 2008 we had 216 Road traffic accidents (i.e. Reversing, rollover, collision and others)
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In 2008 we had 216 Road traffic accidents (i.e. Reversing, rollover, collision and others)
30 related to disobeying/missing of Road signs which resulted of lost of lives, Injuries, properties damage and time spend for the investigations. All could have been prevented by applying basic rules and regulations. Here there……..
“3-Arm” junction on the Lekhwair - Ibri blacktop road,
approximately 15km to the Lekhwair roundabout. –
Rollover – 1 LTI
The driver tried to negotiate the left hand bend in an excessive speed.
The driver disobeyed with the posted warning traffic signs
(Left hand bend, speed limit sign “50” kph.) - Rollover
Driver did not stop and give way to the vehicles on the main road while entering from the minor/side road. - Collision
lack of hazard perception, excessive speed and inappropriate vehicle handling (reckless driving). “S” shape bend - Rollover
The driver failed to maintain the speed according to the actual road
conditions (“S” bend, downhill, sand storm – impaired visibility)
Excessive speed for the road condition-sharp bend - Rollover
Failed to give way to the Vehicle 2 - Collision
Speed Limiter System not working – Device removed
Tiredness - Driving after working night shift - Rollover 1 Fatal
Disobeyed with the posted warning signs while approaching the ‘T’ junction – Collision – 1 LTI
Lack of appropriate warning traffic signs ( “Junction ahead” and “STOP” signs missing). - Rollover
Vehicle 1 left turning manoeuvre without checking mirrors and traffic
Behind Vehicle 2 overtaking manoeuvre without realizing a potential
hazard ahead (slowing down vehicle). - Collision
The vehicle approaching the ‘’T’’ junction at excessive speed Driving under the influence of alcohol - Collision
Advanced warning sign “sharp bend ahead” was not posted before the bend. - Rollover
Dark (night time driving).
Road condition: Graded road with right bend,
lack of chevron sign “Sharp Deviation to the Right”.
Driver disobeyed with the 60 kph speed limit for
driving at night on the graded roads. - Collision
No signs that allow or forbid the parking - Collision
The driver of the Vehicle 1 didn’t stop at the STOP sign and failed to give way to the Vehicle 2, which was travelling on the main road. Collision
Excessive speed for the actual driving conditions (night time, “T” junction approach).
Poor road observation – the driver didn’t notice the “T” junction on time. Collision – 2 LTI
The driver of the Vehicle 1 didn’t stop at the STOP sign and failed to give way to the Vehicle 2, which was travelling on the main road.Collision
Absence of sufficient speed breakers and appropriate
speed sign boards at the approach of the roundabout - Rollover
The Vehicle 2 disobeyed the posted traffic sign “STOP”.
He emerged from the minor road onto the main road without stopping or giving way to the traffic on the main road. Collision
Junction design: missing rumble strips, junction not lit at night, missing Reflective signs at the junction. Collision - LTI
Absence of adequate warning signs for the slope and bend Rollover – 1LTI
Driver did not stop at the STOP sign while merging onto the highway from the parking area slip road. sharply over steered to the right and applied brakes causing the water in the tank to move to the left side, - Rollover
Started a right turning manoeuvre with the heavy loaded vehicle without slowing down properly before the junction - Collision
Entered a junction without stopping at the STOP sign – Collision
The accident scene – The point where the vehicle went off the road No traffic warning – 1 LTI
Driver didn’t stop at the posted ‘STOP’ sign before emerging onto the main road. - Rollover
The Vehicle 2 driver started an overtaking manoeuvre of the left turning Vehicle 1. - Collision
Driver didn’t stop at the STOP sign - Rollover
The Bus Driver attempted to turn left off the road at a
T-junction when he was hit by another vehicle -2 LTI
Driver 1 failed to judge the speed of the vehicle in front and approached it at excessive speed as he didn’t follow the speed restriction for driving on graded roads of 80 kph. - Collision