Due to increase in number of vehicles among youngsters, the risk of accident is growing everyday. Here are few road safety rules that should be kept in mind while driving.
Because road accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the country, road safety is critical. With the number of vehicles on our roads increasing by the hour, it is critical for everyone to be aware of traffic rules and to understand and follow them.
Regulations And Rules For Road Safety.
(1) Keep to your left – Always drive or bike on the left side of the road, allowing other cars to pass you on the right for safety.
(2) Stay left when you turn left – When turning left, start by approaching the kerb from the left-most lane, leaving adequate room for incoming traffic to pass for safety.
(3) Turn Right — Approach the centre of the road before turning right, but stay to the left-most area of your lane when going around the curb to avoid colliding with oncoming vehicles.
(4) Always take the right side when overtaking.
(5) Never accelerate up to avoid being overtaken by another car.
(6) At intersections, be particularly cautious. Also, make sure your vehicle does not cause any trouble to other road users when passing through them.
(7) Right of Way- Always give vehicles on junctions the right of way by allowing them to continue without halting in the direction in which you are about to proceed.
(8) Emergency Vehicles – It is your responsibility to allow emergency vehicles such as fire trucks and ambulances to pass.
At pedestrian crossings or zebra crossings, pedestrians have the right of way.
(9) “U” Turns- You can only make a U turn if there is no warning sign nearby and you give other cars adequate notice that you are going to make a U turn.
(10) Indicators – Always use indicators to notify other road users of a planned change in travel direction. Use hand signals if your vehicle’s indicators are destroyed without warning.
(11) Parking – Make sure you don’t block or bother other road users by parking your vehicle in an inconvenient location.The registration plate on your car should be displayed at all times. If it is broken or damaged, you must replace it as soon as possible. Driving a vehicle without displaying the registration number is a criminal offence.
(12) The registration plate on your car should be displayed at all times. If it is broken or damaged, you must replace it as soon as possible. Driving a vehicle without displaying the registration number is a criminal offence.
(14) Stop Lines – Always pull over to the side of the stop lines. Make sure your car comes to a complete stop before the Zebra-crossing on roads without stop lines.
(15) Towing – No car should be towed closer to other vehicles on the road than necessary. This restriction does not apply to vehicles that are mechanically disabled or those that have been confiscated by the police.
(16) Noise — Drivers should not use their horns unnecessarily or excessively, especially in no-honking zones such as hospital and school zones. Also, non-OEM-spec silencers should not be used while driving.
(17) Traffic Lights and Signs must always be followed. When there are no traffic lights present, one should follow the orders of a traffic cop.Maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle in front of you so that you have adequate time to come to a stop if the vehicle in front of you abruptly brakes.
(18) Right of Way on Steep Roads – You have the right of way when driving up an incline since it may be difficult to halt and restore speed. When driving downhill, the opposite is true.
(19) View Obstruction – You should always be able to see the path ahead of you. As a result, any stickers on your car’s windshield that may obscure your view should be avoided.