Most of the time we can see many people cross the road without over bridge or zebra crossing. They think if they use over bridge or zebra crossing to cross the road, their time will waste. As a result they have accident. Everyday we listen through the news that, today 'X' number of people have died by road accident. It's so much painful.
There are some tips that will help us:
1) Pay attention to the road. Avoid doing things in your car (i.e. talking on the cell phone, searching for a CD, looking for a radio station, eating, drinking, reading, getting into a deep discussion with a passenger, etc.) that will distract you from the road.
2) Follow at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you (which includes merging onto the freeway). A good distance is at least 3 seconds. An also, avoid traveling side-by-side with another vehicle. This will give you a chance to stop or avoid a potential accident.
3) Give yourself plenty of time to reach your destination. Rushing will substantially increase your chance of being involved in an accident.
4) Avoid an aggressive driving behavior. Aggressive driving is the OPPOSITE of safe driving.