A formal letter is written for official purposes in a conventional language following a certain format. The format provided below will help you to ace the style of writing a formal letter that can assure you good marks.
Question: As a dutiful citizen, you are concerned about the rise in the number of accidents in your city. Write a letter to the editor giving your view citing the problem and its solution.
Hints: Rising number of accidents- Reasons for the accidents- Provide suggestions – Request him to look into the matter with urgency.
Delhi – 110011
May 28, 2021
A/1 Pioneer House
Sub: Incalculable rise in road accidents.
Through the columns of your esteemed daily, I wish to express my grave concern over the alarmingly rise in incidents of road rage in the metropolitan leading to countless accidents at a regular interval. The roads have become a death trap and no one from motorists to pedestrians feels safe.
With the developed economic condition the ownership of cars and bikes has been on the surge and road accidents are a frequent feature in newspapers. There are several reasons behind the increasing number of road accidents, but reckless and rash driving seems critical. People always being in a rush pay the least attention to the speed barriers or any warnings. Apart from these reasons poor condition of the roads and the road lights, increasing encroachment and lack of traffic education are major reasons behind the road accidents.
If immediate measures are not taken roads will become the least safe mode of transportation. Mass awareness regarding traffic rules and regulations must be created. Roads need to be widened with proper lights. I request the concerned authorities to take these and many more steps to check the menace of road accidents urgently.
Ms Sabrina Kaur
Question-2: You are a resident of Lake Road. In the last month, you have noticed several accidents on the road in front of your house. Write a letter to the editor of The Telegraph in 120-150 words expressing the problem and your suggestions.
Hints: Mention the reason for your letter- Main cause of the accidents- Problems faced by whom and how- Measures to be taken.
18/A Lake Road
June 12, 2021
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Sub: Frequent road accidents on Lake Road.
I am writing to draw your attention through the columns of your esteemed daily about the increasing road accidents in the recent past. Last month we have recorded three accidents in the same spot.
Since the road leading to the highway is less congested it makes the road safer but empty streets are misused by increased speed and distracted driving. Adding to this, improper vigilance has encouraged the person on the steering to overlook speed warnings and traffic signals. Speed is the main determinant of serious injuries and fatalities. There have been several rollover incidents and single-car collisions. Pedestrians and bicyclists are also vulnerable to the threat.
The traffic police should be pulled up to perform their duty efficiently. The number of speed breakers must be increased and the authority must limit the maximum speed while driving through this particular area. Urgent measures should be taken to handle such nuisances and to check any impulsive action on the road.
Mr Ratan Chatterjee
Question: You are Sneha. The roads of the locality are in poor condition for a long. Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about road accidents.
Hints: Reason for the letter- Inform about the poor conditions of the road-Inform about the fatalities- Measures to be taken
4/A D.P. Street
July 17, 2021
1/D Bentick Street
Sub: Accidents and Injuries caused by poor road conditions
I am writing to draw your attention through the columns of your esteemed daily about the increasing road accidents in the recent past due to the poor conditions of the roads of our locality.
The roads of our localities are least taken care of by the authorities. The residents are facing several issues now and then but most disturbing is the number of accidents on the road due to its poor condition. Several potholes and poor lights on the road have created enormous hazards to the drivers. During the office hour rush a few residents of our locality also badly hurt themselves in those potholes and cracks. Recently a child while playing injured his legs and arms in one such pothole. Aged pedestrians are scared to access the road.
Before the situation gets worsened the road must be repaired and adequate light must be ensured. We are hopeful the concerned authorities will look into the matter with utmost urgency.
Ms Sneha Seth
Question: You are a concerned citizen and increasing accidents on the highway have grabbed your notice. Write a letter to the editor about the highway accidents and give your suggestions.
Hints: Purpose of the letter- Cause of the problem- Effects of the problem- What measures can be taken to solve the cause
18/A Lake Road
June 12, 2021
6 Prafulla Sarkar Street
Sub: Steep rise in the number of highway accidents
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities and the masses to the alarmingly risen number of road accidents, especially on the highways.
There are several reasons for accidents on highways but higher vehicle speed tops the list. The roads being empty and less inhabited become favourable for the drivers to drive at the top speed risking their lives and also of others. Due to a lack of proper vigilance on highways, the drivers do not abide by the traffic rules and regulations. Trucks are dominant on highways and their drivers are often drunk while driving. It is high time the administration looks into the matter with urgency. Adding to these, low light on the highways contributes to fatalities on highways.
Road accident is the most unwanted thing to happen to a road user but it happens most of the time. Road Awareness Campaign should be done more often. Heavy imposition of tax and also forfeit of license if one is found to disobey the traffic rules and regulations. Proper lighting and more speed breakers may reduce the number of accidents on highways. The administration should look into the matter with urgency to tackle the unusual number of road accidents.
Mrs Krishna Basu
You all are growing up to be a responsible citizen. It is your duty to move the authority when faced with any problem. There are certain ways you can inform the authority and writing a letter to the editor is one such way. So learning it properly not only brings good marks also will help you in future.