Related image Death and injury from road accidents, in some parts of the world, mostly developing countries, are becoming a notable global problem that requires a serious attention. For instance, in 1998, the World Bank gave an estimation of 1 million deaths from road accidents. In 2004, the World Health Day, the report from the WHO and the World Bank showed that the number of deaths recorded from road accidents was about 1.2 million people while 50 million people were injured. One may wonder why there is a high rate of road accidents in the developing countries while in the developed countries the rate of accidents is reducing on daily basis. In the developed countries, the traffic rules and regulations are enforced on all motorists while in the developing countries, there is poor implementation of the traffic rules and regulations coupled with diverse personal issues that many people in the developing countries have to face. Such issues, amongst others include, poverty, depression, physical illness, emotional and financial stress. These are enormous possible factors that may force the road Related image users to misbehave when making use of the road. Hence, below are 10 possible ways of reducing road accidents on our roads: Possible ways of reducing road accidents 1. A political will and commitment by all established organizations concerned to deal with road traffic accidents. All law enforcement agencies must consciously work to enforce traffic the rules and regulations on all motorists. It must be a commitment without favoritism. 2. A careful plan involving education, engineering and enforcement to reduce the rate of accidents 3. Transport authorities must have the same goal to reduce the high rate of accidents and the strong passion to bring it to reality. 4. A concrete plan with specific measures for implementation and enforcement must be made. 5. There must be a strong co-ordination within and among different levels of government and with private actors. 6. Careful and critical evaluation of measures and their effectiveness to achieve the desired goal. 7. There must be a road safety policy to achieve this goal. 8. The widespread nature of corruption mostly in Africa, among the government officials e g. the Police, Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO), etc. must be checked. 9. Recognizing road the traffic accidents as the handiwork of man and not as a question of fate. 10. Understanding all accidents as a result of human errors are preventable, if there is positive change in our attitude toward road safety.