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GENERAL RULES
KEEP LEFT,
on a two-way road to allow traffic from the opposite direction to pass on your right and on a one-way road to allow vehicles behind you to overtake from your right.
WHEN TURNING LEFT,
keep to the left side of the road you are leaving as well as the one you are entering.
WHEN TURNING RIGHT,
move to the right of the road you are leaving and arrive near the left side of road you are entering.
SLOW DOWN,
at road junctions, intersections, pedestrian crossings and road corners and wait until you are sure of a clear passage ahead. If you are entering a main road where traffic is not being regulated, give way to vehicles passing on your right.
HAND SIGNALS,
are necessary to show your intention to other road users. When slowing down, extend your right arm palm down and swing it up and down; when stopping, raise your forearm vertically outside the vehicle; when turning right or changing lane to the right hand side, extend your right arm straight out, palm to the front; when turning left or changing lane to the left hand side, extend your right arm and rotate it in an anti-clockwise direction.
DIRECTIONS INDICATORS,
Better use directions indicators with hands signals and both in case of any emergency.
DO NOT DRIVE,
on a one way road except in the direction permitted. Reversing into a one way road in the wrong direction, is also prohibited.
DO NOT CROSS THE YELLOW LINE,
dividing the road even while overtaking. On roads with defined lanes use appropriate indicator signal before changing lanes.
DO NOT CROSS THE STOP LINE,
painted on the road when you stop at a road junction or intersection or a pedestrian crossing. In no case should your stationary vehicle project, beyond this line.
WEARING A HELMET FOR TWO WHEELER DRIVERS,
is a statutory requirement. The helmet must conform to the ISI standards and should bear the ISI mark. Helmet works as a shield for your head in case of a mishap. It is designed for your individual safety and not as a cover to avoid legal prosecution. For complete safety tie the strap properly otherwise the helmet may slip from your head in case of an accident head injury. (Turban wearing Sikhs are exempted from using a helmet).
CARRY ONLY ONE PILLION RIDER,
on your two wheeler. You must carry the rider only on the back seat. Do not allow any rider to sit or stand in front of you (not even children). It is not only illegal but often becomes dangerous because sudden braking may throw out the child or person hitting the vehicle in front. It is a violation of law to carry goods on your two wheeler as the rider may lose balance easily leading to accidents
DO NOT PARK,
at or near a road crossing or on top of a hill or on a footpath; too near a traffic light or pedestrian crossing; on a main road or a road with heavy traffic; in front of or opposite another parked vehicle to cause obstruction; on roads that have a white line; near a bus- stop, school or hospital entrance; right next to a traffic sign thereby blocking it for others; at the entrance of a building; near a fire hydrant thereby blocking access to it; where parking is specifically prohibited.
THE REGISTRATION MARK,
of the vehicle should be clear, legible and visible at all times. Do not load the motor vehicle so as to obstruct the tail lights or any other lights or marks required on the vehicle for its safety.
SHARING THE ROAD
ALWAYS GIVE WAY TO PEDESTRIANS,
if there is danger to their safety. Take extra care if they are children or elderly people. There are some obvious places and times where you should take extra care like shopping centres, busy intersections, schools, parks and residential areas where children and others have a greater need of crossing the road. Also, in wet weather, people may hurry and take risks. At night remember that pedestrians may not always be aware how hard it can be for you to see them. Be careful when approaching parked cars or buses. It is difficult to see or anticipate people crossing from behind them. Slow down at pedestrian crossings or intersections, specially if you are turning
NEVER INDULGE IN ZIG-ZAG DRIVING,
specially on two wheelers. It is not only dangerous for you but is a danger for others also. Motorcycles have a high accelerating power. Don't misuse it. Don't overtake when it is not necessary. Remember, at higher speed the slightest collision can prove to be fatal.
CYCLISTS AND MOTORCYCLISTS,
have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers of larger vehicles. When overtaking cyclists, leave at least one metre clearance. Don't try to share the lane with them. Cycle riders are entitled to ride two abreast. Also, when you are about to alight from your car, check for bicycle riders or scooterist to avoid opening your door in their path. Children on cycles can also be unpredictable. Take extra care of them.
SHARING THE ROAD
The best way to stop quickly is to drive slowly. Sometimes, unexpected things happen quickly. A driver can pull out of a side street without warning. A pedestrian can suddenly step out from behind a parked car. A truck can drop some of its load. A scooterist or motorcyclist could hit a pot-hole and fall off. If you are travelling too fast, it may be difficult to avoid an accident.
RIGHT OF WAY
AT SOME CROSSROADS ,
there are no traffic lights or signs. When you come to one of these intersections you must give way to vehicles travelling in the intersection on your right.
ON MOUNTAINS AND STEEP ROADS,
the vehicle driving uphill must be given the right of way by vehicles coming downhill. If the road is not sufficiently wide, pull your vehicle to a stop on the side of the road and allow the driver going uphill to proceed first.
LIGHTS HAVE FAILED,
You must also give way to the traffic on your right at intersections where the lights have failed.
GIVE WAY TO PEDESTRIANS,
at crossings that are not regulated.


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