The Basic Guide To Road Safety in India


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“Road Safety Rules Are Your Best Tools”

As the above saying goes, we must follow the traffic rules but it is unfortunate that many of usually overlook them without realizing they are for our own safety. Then there are also some road users who do not understand the basic road etiquettes and signage. Nevertheless, it’s never too late to learn. The Automotive India brings a detailed guide on road safety in India.

Before Driving on Roads:

Please ensure to keep the following items before driving on roads in India:

  • Driving License

  • Certificate of Insurance

  • Certificate of Registration

  • Pollution Check Certificate

What To Do? (For Four Wheelers)

  • Always Wear Seat belts & Ask Co-Passenger to do same.

  • Always use Child seats for Children under 4+.

  • Allow Pedestrians to Cross the Roads First.

  • Allow the Emergency Vehicles (Ambulance, Fire brigade) to pass.

  • Use Indicators & rear view mirrors when changing Lanes.

  • Slow down while approaching an intersection.

  • Always maintain appropriate distance from the vehicle in front.

  • Always drive in your lane.
What NOT To Do? (For Four Wheelers)

  • Never Jump Any Red Light.

  • Never Drink & Drive.

  • Never Use Mobile Phones when driving

  • Never Drive More than 60Kph in City.

  • Never Drive If you’re below age of 18.

  • Never Park on Busy Roads.

  • Never apply brakes suddenly

What to Do? (For Two Wheelers)

  • Always wear a full mask good quality helmet & fasten it.

  • Always check the inflation of both front and rear tires.

  • Always ensure the front and rear lights are functional.

  • Always give proper indications before turning.

  • Always use front and rear brakes simultaneously.

  • Keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
What NOT to Do? (For Two Wheelers)

  • Never ride in a zig-zag manner.

  • Never overtake from the blind corners of a vehicle or from the left side

  • Never apply brakes suddenly.

  • Never carry heavy loads or more than one person as pillion rider.

  • Never use cell phone while riding.

Understand the Language of Road:

> Center Line: The white broken line divides the road into two, separating opposing stream of traffic. This line can be crossed if overtaking is essential provided the oncoming carriageway is clear

> Twin White/Yellow Lines: These lines divide the road into two and crossing them from either side is strictly prohibited.

> Small Broken White Lines:
They separate the lanes on a road, Vehicles are supposed to move in between these lines and generally left most lane is allotted to HMV.

> Single Yellow Line: You cannot cross this line except while turning Right or taking a U-Turn.

> Zebra Crossing: Alternate black and white stripes painted are meant for pedestrians to cross the road when signals indicate so. The vehicles must stop and give way to pedestrians at such crossings.
 
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Road Safety Signs

Road Traffic Signs are of Three Types:

  • Mandatory: Marked In a Red Circle
  • Cautionary: Marked in a Red Triangle
  • Informatory: Generally Marked in Blue

Mandatory Signs :

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Stop

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Give Way

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No Entry

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One Way

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No Horn

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Turn Prohibited

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Overtaking Prohibited

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Vehicles Prohibited

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Hand Bullock carts prohibited

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Speed Limit

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Vehicle's Width Limit

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Axle Load Limit

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No Standing No Stopping


Cautionary Signs :


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Hair Pin Bend

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Right/Left Reverse Bend

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Narrow Bridge

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Gap in Median

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Go Slow, School Ahead

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Round About

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Speed Breaker Ahead

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Guarded Railway Crossing Ahead

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Falling Rocks Ahead

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Slippery Gravel

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Airstrip Ahead


Drive Safe,
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Informatory Signs:

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Public Phone Booth

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First Aid Available

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Retaurant Availability

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Fuel Station Near by

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No Road Through

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Mechanic Facility
 
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well frankly i have never seen some signs in real! like airport etc and can someone explain what gap-in-median means? hmm leaving space in middle :stupid:
 
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Something that allows you to take a u-turn? [:)]
Actually, it is to warn people that there may be someone entering from the right side of the divider.
 
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Hey Umang just simply to say that there is a Junction ahead where somebody can enter from the right side of the median!! Or also to take an U-turn as Aditya mentioned!
 
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@aditya buddy well then why theres a different sign board for U-Turn?? i dont get why we need to maintain a gap in median!

i can also see that cut in divider on pic but then why there is a no signal??
 
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