Even a small error of judgment by two-wheeler or four-wheeler drivers could prove to be the 'end of the road' for vehicle drivers negotiating the S bend near Nagasamudram, in Dandepalli mandal, on the Dandepalli-Jannaram road.
Also, there is no warning sign at the starting point of this S-bend which makes driving quite difficult, especially during nights.
This makes it more mandatory for authorities concerned to be put a warning signal for vehicle drivers at this accident-prone spot at the earliest. The S-bend, which incorporates a narrow bridge, appears suddenly on a rather straight stretch of the road on either side. Visibility at the place is also restricted by thick vegetation on all sides, including palm toddy plants.
To make matters worse, both sides of the road are usually crowded with people who stop for a swig of refreshing toddy at temporary vends. More people are present early in the mornings and late evenings, when visibility is poor.
The speed-breakers on either side of the S-bend have been erased, thanks to a new layer, which came up on the old road recently.
The bumps were effective in at least cutting down the speed of vehicles before they enter the narrow stretch of the bridge.
Danger signs on both sides of the road and ahead of the curve will help warn drivers. This will reduce the incidence of accidents at the spot.
S. HARPAL SINGH in Adilabad
S-bend near Nagasamudram on Dandepalli-Jannaram road sometime proves fatal for vehicle-drivers