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Chairman’s Open Letter-4

  • 22
  • Dec

Chairman’s Open Letter-4

Dear Parents and Students,

Greetings. It has been a long time since I have interacted with you and I shall assure you that this delay will not happen again. As the Exams are on, I wish the very best for the students and also for the parents as they will and should be concerned about their ward’s performance.

It is the time of the year when old year is ending up and the new is unfolding. We are at the threshold of a new dawn, a new era, Alas! also with the same old habits and mistakes

Alcohol has been successful in making a distinct niche in daily lives of humans since the centuries of the recorded history. Alcohol has been found to play a major role in social ills in almost all countries across the world, but foremost amongst the ills produced by alcohol is its role in traffic crashes.

Alcohol and driving don’t mix, but still, many people love to drink and drive resulting in numerous road mishaps. Drunken driving has been recognized as a world menace, based on the stats which reveal that road accidents cause 1.2 million deaths and 50 million injuries around the world each year. Some 480,000 of these deaths and 20 million of people get injured by drunken driving.

The role of Alcohol in traffic safety has produced more controversies than any other topic. After drinking, the judgment power of the driver gets impaired – a threat to road safety. Due to its effects, driver tends to take more risks, becomes more aggressive and takes a longer reaction time. It has been well established that the relative probability of causing crash increases with the rising blood alcohol levels keeping road safety at stake.

In India, drunken driving is customary in commercial vehicle drivers. Private car owners and youngsters are also major players in the game. Small bars along the Indian highways are of prime concern to control drunken driving. To make the matters worse the gamble of destiny is that Indian traffic officials are not well equipped with the necessary equipments required to introduce checks on driving in India.

A drunken driver is a potential murderer as he cannot perform his tasks without risks and endangers road safety. Drunken driving an illegal act should be governed by stern laws which entail not only levying hefty fines or revocation of license, but also prosecution, same as a criminal offense.

Every single injury and death caused by drunk driving is totally preventable. Hence, contrary to the practice, if we make a commitment to report the incidence to the officials concerned and take a stand against drunk driving, then we may get successful in curbing the menace which has been since centuries a major contributor to the traffic deaths in every country.

Dear Students, It is my sincere advice to you all to enjoy your New Year with more responsibility as you shall be a valuable citizen of this country.

“Merry Christmas and A Very Happy New Year To You All”