Thursday Challenge – Vehicles

It’s Vehicles, this Thursday.
And I am not sharing some jazzy, new, or even vintage or rare vehicles.  But, am sharing about the vehicles which change the destiny of not only an individual but decides the fate of his entire family. Just a glimpse of these vehicles on the roads, a small prayer definitely leaves the lips of all around.

These are the mangled and broken vehicles.
These are the vehicles which have blood on them.
These are the vehicles which have crashed not only themselves, but the dreams and hopes of those riding in/on them.

En route Vaishno Devi, near Jammu


At Leh

Of course, the vehicles turning into wrecks like this, is mostly because of the negligence of the people who drive them.

Safety studies have found that driver fatigue, drunken driving, negligence of safety norms are some of the reasons of the mishaps on the road. Dangerous overtaking, lane cutting, jumping signals, erratic parking, road rage are also responsible for accidents.

Both these accidents occurred at night and driver fatigue was cited as the main reason.

In 2007, I experienced this. We were travelling by a taxicab from Jodhpur to Jaipur and since it was late night, almost all (5 of us) were sleeping/dozing. Suddenly, I opened my eyes, and saw that the driver was sleeping too! It was such a big shock!!

They say, it takes 8,460 bolts to assemble a vehicle and one nut to scatter it all over the road!