The editorial, ‘Unsafe bus rides’ (December 14), has addressed the concerns of commuters while focussing on flawed bus design and improper road alignment. Other factors leading to regular accidents on national highways are over-speeding, drunken driving, rash overtaking and the poor condition of vehicles. Stringent enforcement of rules is crucial in preventing accidents. Patrolling of highways needs to be effectively strengthened.

P. K. Varadarajan,

Chennai

Buses in cities carry passengers exceeding their capacity, without paying any heed to safety. Rash and negligent driving is common. Using technology like speed-governors, GPS, etc., could bring in an element of discipline among bus drivers.

Srinath Mahesh,

Roorkee

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