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Highway Safety
More than 90 per cent of accidents are caused by a driver or rider making a mistake. You need to be fully alert at all times- don't allow yourself to be distracted. Try to be aware of all that is happening around you. Anyone can make a mistake. There is no such thing as a perfect driver. While driving always give an allowance for the mistakes of other drivers.

Safety Tips for Drivers
  THE DRIVERS OF VEHICLE SHOULD:  
 
  • Not drive a motor vehicle, unless it is in fit Mechanical and Technical condition, and fulfills the required criteria of a technically fit car as per rule.
  • Observe the speed limits as indicated by an appropriate sign.
  • Give appropriate light or manual signals before starting, stopping, slowing down turning or changing lanes, clearly, correctly and well in time as laid down in the sixth schedule.
  • Not drive a vehicle without wearing a seatbelt and properly functioning lights and indicators.
  • Ensure that the view through the rear-view mirror is not obstructed in any way.
  • Keep the rear screen of the vehicle, if installed, clear all the times.
  • While following the other vehicle maintain the appropriate distance as per speed.
  • Drive with full attention and care.
  • Not attempt to gain a forward position by jumping the queue.
  • Give way to ambulance, fire engine, police vehicles and funerals.
  • Not cross a single or double unbroken continues line marked on the road in any circumstances except when getting on or out of the premises.
  • Not use indicators un-necessarily.
  • Always overtake by following the rules and regulations.
  • Not occupy the extreme right lane for overtaking purpose on a three-lane road with two-way traffic.
  • Break of Journey for 20 Minutes after 3 hours continuous drive.

  • Driving in Heat:

  • Use coolant instead of water in radiator.
  • Keep an eye on the temperature gauge.
  • Over heating can lead to engine seizure.
  • In Case of Engine Over Heating:
  • Don't switch off the engine.
  • Pour water on the radiator.
  • Don't open the radiator cap
  • Speed Limits:

  • Do not exceed speed limits.

  • Reduce speed near schools and hospitals.

  • Reduce speed in residential/shopping areas.

  • Reduce speed at night and in bad weather.

  • Maximum Speed Limits are for mechanically fit vehicles. If your vehicle is old please drive within suitable limit.

  • Seat Belts:
  • Seatbelts protects in the event of sudden application of brakes or in case of an accident.
  • Helmet:
  • Use approved Safety Helmet.
  • Wear it securely.
  • The driver and the pillion rider must wear it for their safety.
  • Overloading results in:
  • Damage to vehicle.
  • Cause accidents.
  • Cause damage to road.
  • Check the POWER before going on Road:

  • P-Petrol.

  • O-Oil.

  • W-Water

  • E-Electric

  • R-Rubber (Tires & Belts)

  • Over Hanging Loads:

    • Keep load within the dimensions of the vehicle.
    • Mark ends of the load with red flags by day.
    • Mark ends of the load with red lights and reflectors by night.
  • Driving in Foggy Weather:

  • There is a manifold increase in the number of accidents during the foggy season.

  • Before traveling do think that your journey is absolutely necessary, if "NO" than postpone it and if "YES" than delay it as much as possible.

  • Ensure that windscreen, windows, side view mirrors, headlights and brake lights of the vehicle are in proper working order.

  • Fix fog lamps to the front and rear of your vehicle in order to have extra protection.

  • Be vigilant and visible.

  • While driving in foggy weather keep your head lights on "LOW BEAM". High beams cause dispersion of light which reduce visibility.

  • When visibility is down to a minimum you should turn "ON" the fog lamps and when it improves you should turn them "OFF".

  • In foggy weather constantly use the defogging heater and the rear wind screen defogger.

  • Do not use the tail lights of the vehicle in front of you as a guiding beacon/path finder. Keep a reasonable distance between yourself and the vehicle in front.

  • If the vehicle in front is visible to you and your speed is also considerable, it would mean that you are dangerously close to the vehicle in front.

  • When reducing speed in foggy weather use the brakes with caution, so that the vehicle coming behind you may have ample time and warning to reduce their speed also.

  • Do not park on road. If inevitable, park away from the road. 

 
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