KOCHI: “Most drivers who are involved in accidents are young. Their lack of experience, and speeding are reasons for most of the accidents that happen. About 80 per cent of accidents take place due to the negligence of those involved,” he said.
R Sreelekha, Transport Commissioner, said the state lacks a culture that respects pedestrians.
“There are no footpaths and zebra crossings in many places. Even if there are, the lines are hardly visible and people do not know where to cross,” she said.
Sreelekha said the fine imposed on vehicles found to be violating rules is meager.
“This must be raised. Foot over bridges are also hardly seen. The PWD must do a lot of work to respect the pedestrians’ lives. Motor Vehicle rules must also be amended in order to make Kerala roads safe for pedestrians,” she said.