Reports do come at periodic intervals in the media about road accidents resulting in injuries and loss of human lives because of a vehicle getting hit by a dumper. Definition of a dumper goes like this, "A dumper is a vehicle designed for carrying bulk material, often on building sites".
There are also reports that even indirectly dumpers
do cause accidents- recently, an auto rickshaw driver was scared to
drive during rainy season near by buildings sites where dumpers are
operational as he was mentioning a couple of teenagers passed away as
their bikes got hit by a dumper recently. It is also a fact that
dumpers on many times are driven by young and inexperienced drivers.
Therefore, there are questions raised in some
quarters whether proper training has been given to those who are
supposed to be authorized drivers of dumpers or for that matter any
heavy vehicles including excavators and so on.
The following could help in streamlining the
situation for the better:
Transport department should ensure that
rigorous and appropriate training is given to all those who drive
Concerned authorities should also ensure that a
proper list of do's and don'ts are nicely taught to the eligible
drivers of dumpers, heavy vehicles.
By nature, the driver of heavy vehicles has to
have special characteristics like immense patience while driving.
This aspect has to be taught properly because any rash driving by a
dumper driver would be very risky for the commuters.
More debates can be initiated on this subject matter
by involving experts as to how to make the roads more safe where
dumpers ply frequently.