It is thought by some that the most favourable way to increase the safety of road users is by reducing the maximum speed limits on vehicles, others however, believe that there are other ways to increase the safety of road users. In my opinion,I consider that social awareness on driving a good vehicle is the best way to increase the safety of the road users.
On the one hand, some people have suggested that reducing the maximum speed limits on vehicles will increase the safety of road users. This will be done by insisting that all drivers or car owners install the speed limit device or application in their cars to control the speed of the drivers. For example, if a driver is speeding above the required speed limit, the engine of the car will go off on speed thereby making the driver to start the car all over again.
On the other hand, others are of the opinion that social awareness and enlightenment of the public will increase the safety of the road users and I agree. Firstly, if the government teaches the citizens on the importance of car servicing and usage of good tyres, there will be a reduction in the accidents that occur daily on the road. This is because knowledge they say is power. More so, when people are aware of the implications of driving a faulty car, accidents on the road will be reduced to the barest minimum. For instance, the Federal Road Safety Corps, Ikeja branch did a survey in 2018 on the causes of accidents on the roads and it was observed that expired tyres on the roads are the major factor.
In conclusion, while people may vary in their opinion, I believe that social awareness and enlightenment of the public will increase the safety of the road users.