India faces a very high number of Road Accidents and fatalities due to the irresponsible attitude of each rider while being on road. Every driver considers himself or herself an expert level driver and thinks they don’t need to wear helmets. The two-wheelers suffer a huge number of accidents and fatalities, but still, people didn’t try to take lessons from others mistakes.
The reason for these increased rates of accidents is the overconfidence of drivers that nothing will happen to them. Whereas, the other in-sensible argument of people is that traffic speed in India is low and we don’t need all these safety accessories. Another excuse for not wearing a helmet is that it is very heavy.
People think, wearing a helmet will ruin their hairstyle and causes hair fall. Not only the driver but also the pillion rider in India never consider themselves to wear a helmet and they can also suffer injuries while being on road. The pillion rider can be male or female but no one considers themselves to wear a helmet as safety gear.
The two-wheeler drivers give lame excuses for not wearing a helmet. They also think that it is not compulsory to wear a helmet, or in their area, there is no checking in the area they used to drive. Many consider that helmet is too heavy and they don’t feel comfortable in driving after wearing the helmet. People think it is very difficult to carry the helmet while they are not driving because it is a huge task to handle the helmet as it may also get stolen if they left the helmet with the bike. And it is a kind of unwanted expense for drivers.
People make an excuse for not wearing a helmet as they can’t get fresh air to breathe.Is it worth an excuse and is important than a life? People even claim, they can’t hear horns properly after wearing the helmet and they can’t answer the call while driving and wearing the helmet simultaneously. Many even excuse that they can’t see a wider area, or behind them. But for this, why can’t they use the rear-view mirror of their bike for the sideways behind traffic because no one can see behind them whether they wear a helmet or not?
Especially the women drivers always avoid wearing a helmet because their hairstyle get ruined and they can’t flaunt their long beautiful hairs and the new hairstyle. Everyone needs to wear a helmet for their safety as every life is important and it is our responsibility to be safe and secure while being on road. So, there should be no need for excuses and risk life.