WHAT THE TRAFFIC REGULATIONS IN INDIA SAY
Introduction: At the beginning when the number of vehicles was very low on the roads of our country there were no serious needs for traffic rules and regulations. But as and when mass production of vehicles began and the roads flooded with different kind and class of vehicles, the Government of India felt the need for a road transport management system to control the vehicular traffic.
Set of Rules: Drivers often forget that roads are not just for them alone. Regulations are laid down to ensure safety of pedestrians, cyclists and drivers of motor vehicles. Certain rules must be followed to enhance road safety while implementing traffic technology solutions on road everyday. One must slow down at road junctions, intersections, pedestrian crossing and road corners and wait until sure of a clear passage ahead. Children especially can grant unexpected appearances and actions, so being alert is a dire need. Also old people may hear or see a vehicle only when it is close, thus, giving it minimum time to avoid any harm. However, cautious distance beforehand can reduce accidents. Wearing a helmet for two wheeler drivers is compulsory. Another major rule is the utter prohibition of drinking and driving. Some general and must known rules include – keeping left on a two-way road and one-way road; using the horn only when it is essential and to not use it in a silence zone; and that vehicles with altered silencers are prohibited. Drivers must give free passage to fire service vehicles or ambulances as vehicles in emergency are to be given priority.
Additional Cautions: Traffic signs are the silent speakers on road. Following them is mandatory and ultimately beneficial for an individual’s safety in traffic as well as it’s surrounding’s. Furthermore, night driving is a different case on the same page. There are fewer cars on the road at night. This does not increase one’s safety in any manner because speeds are higher, people and bicycles are difficult to see and other motorists or pedestrians may have been drinking. Driving slowly is advised at this time of the hour as it will allow one to react better. At higher speeds, the stopping distance exceeds the seeing distance thereby causing accidents.
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