Do not change lanes suddenly while driving. Use your indicators to show
your fellow motorists that you wish to change lanes or take a turn as
the case may be. If for any reason your indicator lights are not working
please use hand signals.
If your vehicle
brakes down use help and push the same to the corner of the road so
as not to obstruct traffic. Use the hazard warning lights to indicate
Do not leave the
keys hanging in the ignition switch if the driver of the vehicle is
not in place. ( specially if children are in the vehicle) Always keep
safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you to enable you to stop in
time if urgent braking is required.
Ensure no object
that you may be carrying is kept loose or unsecured. In an accident
or in urgent braking the same may hurt yourself or some pedestrian.
If the vehicle
is parked ensure that the hand brake is drawn and the vehicle is in
gear to avoid any untoward mishap.
Always ensure that
you give right of way to an Ambulance. Please understand that there
may be a patient in the vehicle to whom even a minute's difference would
mean the difference between life and death. Also the same would apply
in the case of the fire brigade.
both in the city and on the highway avoid using the High Beam of your
headlights if other vehicles are approaching from the opposite side.
Always ensure all
the indicator lights and the operating gear of the same is operational.
Pay attention to brake lights and headlights.
If you are about
to overtake or in the middle of an overtake on a two-laned national
highway or a narrow road, indicate to the approaching vehicle with two
to three flickers of the headlight, be it daytime or night to let him
know of your intended manoeuvre. If in such a case the approaching vehicle
flickers back, don’t overtake. This means he is too close to you
for safely carrying out the overtake.
Always obey traffic
rules and signals. They are for the benefit of both yourself and your
fellow motorists. Also by obeying the rules you will ensure safety and
Do not use a mobile
phone while driving your vehicle, it is dangerous for both yourself
and others. If you must speak on the mobile pull over to the side of
the road and stop. Or have a hands free attachment that comes on automatically
and switches off too.