road safety tips
School Children Walk on the footpath
. Always walk on the footpath, walk on the extreme right hand side of the roads where the road does not have a footpath. Always be patient.
School Children Use Zebra crossings
. Cross the road using subways, foot-over bridges and zebra crossings. Or if nothing of these exist, look for a place to cross the road safely.
School Children Follow the traffic lights
. Cross the road only when the traffic light indicates green or if the Traffic Police signals you too. Always be vigilant at such traffic joints or intersections.
School Children Crossing the road
. When crossing between vehicles parked on the side of the road, remember that you are invisible to the moving traffic so stop and look for a safe crossing zone. By this way the oncoming driver can see you and stop the vehicle when required. Running across the road is a bad idea, as you may slip and fall.
School Children Stand in queue
. While waiting at the bus stand, always be in a queue. Do not rush in or push others and board the bus only after it has come to a halt.
School Children Don t disturb the driver
. While in bus, creating noise or shouting may distract the driver. Always be quiet and calm so that the driver drives the bus without any distraction.
Cyclists Wear protective gear
. Always wear a cycling helmet made of light thermocol while going for a ride, safety is always the first criteria. Arm bands and ankle bands are also favorable for professional riders.
Cyclists Use the cycle lane
. Use the cycle lane wherever available, and never stop the cycle on the pedestrian crossing.
Cyclists Don t overtake a vehicle
. Don't overtake a vehicle while it is taking a turn, let the vehicle first pass.
Cyclists Be cautious
. Stop before entering a moving traffic, especialy from merging traffic, parking lot. Be cautious in such conditons since the traffic is free flowing and may cause accidents if we r negligent.
Cyclists Don t pass too close to a stopped vehicle
. Be alert while passing a stopped vehicle, for instance it may be unwise as the door may suddenly open.
Cyclists Follow the traffic lights
. Always follow the traffic lights, and do not violate them as it may lead to chaos or accidents.
Motorcyclists Carry important documents
. It is a must for motorcyclists to always carry your Driving License, vehicle registration, insurance, and P.U.C. certificate.
Motorcyclists Never drink and drive
. It is always better not to drive after drinking, avoid fatal accidents and rent a taxi or a cab in place of this.
Motorcyclists Don t carry more than one Pillion
. Never carry more than one pillion rider on the motorcycle, as it may disbalance the driver.
Motorcyclists Always wear protective gear
. The driver and the rider should always wear a helmet to avoid any mishaps. Helmets should be fastened securely. In many cities of the world, a helmet is a must else a fine is to be paid.
Motorcyclists Avoid quick maneuvering
. Avoid quick turns and maneuvering while driving a motorcycle. Since these are easy to maneuver around spaces between vehicles or other objects, but it may cause accidents, never try to weave a way.
Motorcyclists Be cautious
. Avoid using cell phones or driving at high speeds. Obey all the traffic rules and use lights while driving at night.
Car Drivers Carry important documents
. It is a must for car drivers to always carry your Driving License, vehicle registration, insurance, and P.U.C. certificate.
Car Drivers Never drink and drive
. Don't drink and drive or drive under the influence of drugs, avoid fatal accidents and rent a taxi or a cab in place of this. Consumption of alcohol reduces our ability to judge as it slows our brain functions. Never drink and drive.
Car Drivers Don t overload the vehicle
. Don't overload the vehicle - luggage or riders, and irrespective of passengers, be considerate for people walking on pedestrians. Always stay alert.
Car Drivers Wear seat belts
. Always wear seat belts and make sure children are seated in the backseat while you drive. If possible, instal your cars with airbags as to avoid any injuries incase of an accident.
Car Drivers Night vision
. Use dipper at night and avoid using visor and lenses as they restrict your vision in night conditions.
Car Drivers Don t use the phone
. Avoid using cell phones while driving a car, if it is a must, stop the car by the road and take the call; obey all the traffic rules.
Heavy Vehicle Drivers Carry important documents
. It is a must for all motor vehicles like motorcycle, cars and heavy vehicles too, to carry with all times their documentation, registration papers of the vehicle.
Heavy Vehicle Drivers Maintain a speed limit
. Heavy vehicle drivers must ensure to maintain a speed limit of 35-40 kmph, this is achieved by a speed governor installed in the vehicles; they should also not overtake other vehicles by overspeeding.
Heavy Vehicle Drivers Do not tow more than permissible limit
. Heavy vehicles should not carry load/passengers more than permissible limit. Each vehicle comes with a load limit prescribed by the manufacturer, crossing the limit may turn out to be fatal.
Heavy Vehicle Drivers Follow Road Rules
. For buses, they should only stop in the Bus box area desgined at each bus stand. Also a dedicated bus lane is made so that buses be driven in them. Under no circumstance, two buses should be driven parallel to each other.
Heavy Vehicle Drivers Be cautious
. Since many heavy vehicles travel during the night time, it is mandatory they follow all traffic rules and at the same time be alert and vigilant about the passengers/load.
Heavy Vehicle Drivers Keep track of your vehicle maintenance
. It is mandatory that your vehicle be it car motorcycle, or heavy vehicle be regularly checked for maintenance. The vehicle should be always kept in good condition if we require the vehicle to perform well. This avoids the possibility of break failure, engine-clutch-gear failure thus leading to fatalities/accidents.