Road Safety Guideline

  • Obey all traffic signals, boards and signs.
  • · Adhere to permitted speed limits.
  • · Don’t drink and drive
  • · While driving, always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C. certificate.
  • · Wear seat belts
  • · Don’t use your cell phone while driving. If it is an urgent need, move to the left, halt and make the call.
  • · Use the indicator or hand signals when changing lanes.
  • · Always drive in proper gear.
  • · Irrespective of right of way, stay alert and be considerate to pedestrians, especially senior citizens, handicapped and children.
  • · Avoid sudden braking and harsh acceleration.
  • · Never put the clutch as a footrest while driving.
  • · Avoid parking on the road. Use pay-and-park islands.
  • · Do not overload your vehicles-be it with luggage or passengers.
  • Before you enter a street, stop at the curb.
  • Look at your left-right-left directions before enter a street.
  • Remember to walk on sidewalk.
  • In the absence of sidewalk, walk down while facing the road traffic.
  • Roads must be crossed only at marked crosswalks.
  • Prior to crossing, keep a watch at the drive of a turning vehicle.
  • · While crossing street, always turn your headphones so that you are well aware of the approaching traffic.
  • During gusty weather, be extremely careful.
  • When you are crossing a roadway that leads to a handful of lanes, take notice of each lane.
  • Aid physically challenged and old people to cross roads.
  • When you are accompanying a child while crossing, ensure that you are holding his/her hand
  • Never run while crossing.
  • Teach children at your home the basic rules of traffic in a way comprehensible to them.
  • You should never permit your kids to play in the streets.
  • Always wear helmets
  • Never stop abruptly in traffic. Move to the left and slow down.
  • Stop or slow your vehicle and allow the pedestrians to cross roads at unmanned / signalled Zebra crossings
  • Follow to traffic signals, boards and signs.
  • While driving, always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C. certificate.
  • Avoid using the cell phone while driving. If it is an urgent need, move to the left, halt and make the call.
  • Do not ride at high speeds. Losing control, your life may be at stake.
  • Don’t forget to wear helmets while driving. Helmets should be ISI marked and buckled properly
  • Avoid using mobile phones while driving.
  • Don’t make children sit on fuel tanks or stand in front of you, the rider.
  • Never drink and drive.
  • Use your lights while riding at night.
  • Do not ride or wheel your vehicle on the footpath.
  • While passing a stationery vehicle, allow sufficient clearance for the car doors which may open all of a sudden.
  • Comprehend the signals given by other road users and use the same while riding.
  • Avoid using brakes at turns. If needed, ensure both brakes are applied gently.
  • Do not try and weave your way through stationery or slow moving traffic. It may cause accidents.
  • Always ride with both hands on the handlebar except when signalling.
  • Slow down at zebra crossing and if it is required, do stop.
  • Obey Road safety rules and regulations stipulated for motor vehicles at all times
  • Look for the traffic signs before you cross signals 
  • Drive within the speed limits prescribed. Ideally one should drive at approximately not more than 30 kmph near busy places such as markets and residential areas
  • Keep vehicle fit. A sudden breakdown of the vehicle while on the road can cause hardships not only to you but also to fellow road users and traffic personnel. Besides, towing a four wheeler to a garage for maintenance works from the middle of the road can cost you a lot. This can be avoided if you regularly check and take care of your vehicle.
  • Stop or slow your vehicle and allow the pedestrians to cross roads at unmanned / signalled Zebra crossings
  • Always wear seat belts while driving four wheelers 
  • Avoid rash/ negligent driving
  • Don’t drink and drive. It can lead to death
  • Avoid using mobile phones while driving. It is not advisable to talk on mobile even when stopping at signals. Accidents are more common when motorists tend to ride fast at the signals when it turns green. They often tend to ignore the oncoming vehicles or the signal changes while talking on the mobile. In case you want to pick up an urgent call, park the vehicle to the side of the road and put the brake lights on, and allow other motorists to pass by. 
  • It is ideal for taxis, school buses, auto rickshaws etc. which need to alight or drop passengers to keep to the left of the road so as to not cause discomfort to other road users. Also, put on the brake lights before stopping so that the vehicles behind can avoid a collision. 

The advice given below on crossing the road is especially for children. Children should be taught the safety code and should not be allowed on the road alone until they can understand and follow it properly. Children learn by example, so parents and teachers should always follow the Code properly when going out with their children. They are responsible for deciding at what age children can use it safely by themselves.

  • Always walk on the footpath only. On roads without footpath, walk on the extreme right hand side of the roads.
  • Do not be impatient on the road. Do not rush or run on the road.
  • Cross only at Zebra crossings, traffic signals, subways, foot over-bridges. Where such facilities do not exist, look for a safe place to cross.
  • At the signal lights, cross only on a clear green signal. If an intersection is controlled by a policeman, traffic warden or RSP cadet, cross only when he signals you to do so.
  • When crossing between vehicles parked on the side of the road, remember that you are not visible to the moving traffic (because the parked vehicles may be taller than you). Stop as you appear from behind the vehicle and look for a safe gap before crossing. Remember, drivers need plenty of time to see you and to slow down and stop.
  • While crossing wide roads that have central islands, always cross in two stages. Cross to the central Island, stop, and cross when the next section is clear.
  • While crossing one-way streets, remember that the traffic will usually be moving in a number of lanes and at higher speeds. Do not cross unless all lanes are clear.
  • Never cross a road at a corner/curve, as the motorist will taking the turn not be able to see you in time.
  • Running across the road is a bad idea, as you may slip and fall.
  • Parents are equally responsible for the safety of their children during school journeys.
  • They must ensure that the mode of transport arranged by school or by themselves is absolutely safe.
  • Parents must play the role of vigilant observers. They should note down violations committed by school buses and immediately report to the authorities.
  • Parents must participate in P.T.A. meetings and discuss the safety aspects of their children.
  • While taking their children to school themselves, they should take proper care of their safety.
  • Parents must ensure that the children acquire the right knowledge and skills for safe use of roads. They should teach their children the basic rules of the road, how to walk and cross the road, how to alight and board a bus etc.
  • Parents should not allow their minor children to drive.
  • Parents must also ensure that the right attitude for a law abiding citizen is imparted to their children by the family.
  • Children are very good observers and therefore, parents must set an example by meticulously observing even small traffic rules.

Personal information such as good man’s name and contact details will be made to be made voluntary and optional. This will also be done in the Medicolegal case (MLC) form provided by hospitals.

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