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Highway Traffic Guidelines




Highway Safety Police - Guidelines for Drivers

  • When driving always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate
  • Don't Drink and Drive
  • Obey all traffic signals, boards and signs
  • Use the indicator or hand signals when changing lanes
  • Adhere to permitted speed limits
  • Don't use your cell phone while driving. If urgent, move to the left, halt and then make the call
  • Irrespective of right of way, stay alert and be considerate to pedestrians especially senior citizens, handicapped and children
  • Avoid parking on the road
  • Do not overload your vehicles - be it luggage or passengers
  • Wear seat belts
  • Always drive in correct gear
  • Avoid sudden braking and harsh acceleration
  • Never use the clutch as a footrest while driving

Guidelines for Motorcyclists

  • Always wear helmets
  • When driving always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate
  • Never Drink and Drive
  • Adhere to traffic signals, boards and signs
  • Avoid using the cell phone when driving. If urgent move to left, stop and then take the call
  • Do not ride at high speeds. You may lose control and your life in the bargain
  • Do not ride or wheel your vehicle on to the footpath
  • Use your lights when riding at night
  • Understand the signals given by other road users and use the same when riding
  • Never stop abruptly in traffic. Move to the left and slow down
  • When passing a stationery vehicle allow sufficient clearance for the car doors which may open suddenly
  • Do not try and weave your way through stationery or slow moving traffic. It may cause accidents
  • Slow down at zebra crossing and if needs be stop
  • Always ride with both hands on the handlebar except when signaling
  • Don't sit children on fuel tanks or stand them in front of the rider

Avoid using brakes at turns. If needed, ensure both brakes are applied gently

Guidelines for Pedestrians

  • Never walk on the main carriageway, it could be fatal
  • Use footpaths subways & pedestrian crossings for your safety
  • In case of no footpaths, walk against the direction of traffic which allows better visibility
  • In case of no pedestrian crossings, watch for traffic on both sides and cross when it's safe
  • Don't indulge in jay walking, reading newspapers or hoardings when on the roads

Accidents

- Halt your vehicle
- Remove the injured to the nearest private / Govt. Hospital
- At the Government Hospital, give your name, address and relevant
  information of the accident to the duty constable stationed at the casualty
  department.
- Wait in the hospital for arrival of the duty officer from the Police
  Station.
- If you cannot give first aid or medical treatment to the injured at the
  place of the accident because you are surrounded by a mob, then you must
  report this incident immediately to nearest Police Station.

As per the provisions of sections 134(a), (b) r/w 187 M. V. Act Driver failing to do so
is liable for three months imprisonment or five hundred rupees fine or both.

Call 100, 22625020, 24937755, 22621855 or call our HELP LINE 3040 3040 to give vehicle details.