Risky Ride: Overloaded vehicles in Jammu pose threat to lives of people


Jammu, April 5: Overloaded vehicles, including trolleys, mini trucks, tempos and even carts running without any check on the city roads are not just a nuisance for the commuters, but also pose a serious threat to the lives of people. Road safety experts claimed that mass casualties could occur if the department concerned did not take strict action.

Road safety expert Kamaljeet Singh Soi said, “According to recent National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data, road accidents have increased to 10% due to overloaded vehicles. Police department should organise special drives to curb the violations which are being done in the city without any fear. Many of the times large numbers of people were loaded in one lorry which may cause mass causalities, department should take strict action.”

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In the picture above, a sumo car can be seen carrying approximately 10-15 persons spotted Mendhar, which is a risky task. Police department should take strict action against these violators so that no incident would take place in future. It is also pertinent to note here that J&K being a hilly terrain poses a much bigger threat to the commuters. There is constant fear of over-turning of cars and buses, which can be caused at any time, especially when the vehicles are overloaded.

Such overloaded vehicles are the reason behind increasing number of accidents and traffic snarls in the city.