Every now and then, we hear about fatal incidents that occurred as a result of little mistakes. Being alert on the road is one thing, but doing what is required is quite another. As a result, it is critical to understand and observe basic road safety standards, as well as to guarantee that everyone else does as well.
The road safety rules are created with the best interests of Indian citizens in mind. It may be difficult to implement these safety requirements in a large country like India, but it is not impossible. Furthermore, these are unavoidable to encounter on any path.
If you expect to start driving in the next few days, here are some basic rules you should be aware of:
Seatbelt is a mandate
:- The most crucial tip is to always wear a seatbelt when getting behind the wheel. The particular fine for not wearing a seatbelt is set down in Section 138 (3) CMVR 177 MVA of the Motor Vehicles Act. If you're new to driving, make fastening your seat belt the first thing you do when you get in your car. This will not only help you avoid traffic infractions, but it will also save your life in the event of an accident. If you are discovered driving without a seat belt around your waist and chest, traffic officers can punish you up to Rs.1000 on the spot for this offence. Wear your seat belt like a hero's armor!
Violation of the Red Light
:- If you do not wish to face fines of up to Rs.5000 and a one-year prison sentence (in extreme cases), make sure you obey all traffic signals while driving, even when you're in a rush. Remember the ancient adage, "it's better late than never," it is apt here.
Do not cross the speed-limit
:- Despite constant reminders via road safety commercials and hoardings, this is one safety tip that is frequently neglected. Driving at a higher pace than the posted limit can help you save time on the road, but it also increases the danger of an accident. Driving at a higher pace than the posted limit can help you save time on the road, but it also increases the danger of an accident. The purpose of establishing a speed restriction is to safeguard the safety of both vehicle passengers and pedestrians. Furthermore, driving at fast speeds, even on less congested routes, may result in the driver losing control or a sudden brake failure, resulting in an accident. Even if the brakes are intact, the sudden emergence of any vehicle from any dividing, or street may result in this. Furthermore, speed cameras are now deployed every 1 km or 2 km. If keeping yourself within the speed limit seems like a challenge and distracts you between the roads and the speedometer, you can install "Radarbot" and leave everything on it.
Say a no, to �Alcohol�
:- Alcohol has been seen to impair the human body's reaction time. Even if you feel OK after a drink, you should not drive because your body is not capable of doing so. You can always ask a friend to drive you home or take a taxi. According to statistics, approximately 20-25 Indians are murdered each day as a result of drunk-driving traffic accidents. (source) According to current law, the permitted blood alcohol limit for driving is up to 0.03 percent, which is equivalent to 30 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 ml of blood. If a person fails this BAC test, he or she may be penalised between Rs.2000 and Rs.10000, depending on the ultimate blood alcohol limit.
Riding a Motorcycle or driving a car While Using a Cell Phone is a �NO'
:- According to the new Motor Vehicle laws, which go into effect on October 1, 2020, drivers can only use their phones as a navigational instrument while behind the wheel. If you are discovered using your phone in any other way while driving, you could face a fine of up to Rs.5000. Such traffic violators face a one-year prison sentence as well. Take a break from your screen and concentrate on the road!
NOISE IS NOT AN OPTION!
:- Drivers should use the horn sparingly and to signal their presence on the road. It is forbidden to use the horn in restricted locations such as hospital and school zones. It is forbidden to employ blaring, obnoxious, or loud horns. Vehicles that make a lot of noise when moving should not be used. Drive vehicles without suitable silencers to display their out-of-the-box style, as seen in bullets.
Documents must be stashed in the dashboard. Always and everywhere
:- When you're on the road, make sure you have a valid driver's license, your vehicle's registration certificate, your auto insurance policy, and a valid pollution certificate. Having all of your papers in order gives you more confidence on the road and a sense of control. They must be shown when asked without any tarradiddles. Furthermore, it reduces unneeded fear and the concept of avoiding traffic officials, which could result in an accident.
Maintain a Safe Distance From the Car in Front of You
:- It is critical to maintain a reasonable distance with the vehicle in front and to prevent tailgating since it is risky; if this is avoided, you are protected from personal injury and your automobile is safe from damage if you need to apply sudden brakes.
Loading can be fatal in some situations
:- Overloading a vehicle with materials is risky. There should be nothing in the load that extends in any direction of the vehicle and causes inconvenience to other road users and the drivers themselves. It has been seen in multiple situations where the vehicle loses its equilibrium due to overload. As a result, it must adhere to the height restrictions imposed by the authorities.
Maintaining the car in good condition is the responsibility of the owner and is mandated by government regulation
:- Maintaining your vehicle in good condition is a prerequisite for road safety. To avoid differential settlement, make sure your tyre pressure is correct and replace old tyres. Brake fluid should be replaced on a regular basis. It is necessary to check the coolant levels in your automobile throughout the summer to avoid engine overheating. You should monitor the pollution levels on a regular basis.
These are some of the most fundamental traffic laws for drivers to be aware of. As the one behind the wheel, you must also follow numerous others.
Drive carefully and obey all traffic laws!