Tips on good driving

Last updated on : 09-04-2018 22:33:59

A Good Driver is Always

Considerate
Towards pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. Tries not to frighten them by approaching at a threatening speed. Does not blow horn and add to the high level of noise in the city. Does not use headlights at full beam and blind the on-coming drivers.

Courteous
By giving way to the traffic on the right; by slowing down to allow pedestrians to cross the road; does not show impatience by repeatedly blowing horn or threatening gestures; by helping another driver in distress.

Safe
Doesn't overspeed; doesn't overtake recklessly; keeps his vehicle in good condition; follows lane discipline; observes traffic signals and parking restrictions.

Dos

Don'ts

  • Do dip your headlights when behind another vehicle is approaching
  • Do drive slowly in rain fog
  • Do give way to traffic on your right
  • Do get the emission TEST done periodically
  • Do maintain your vehicle in good condition
  • Do allow space for vehicles for free left turn - do not block the left lane at junctions where free left is permitted
  • Do slow down when taking a curve
  • Do not decorate your vehicle with garlands and buntings - they restrict your vision and divert attention of other drivers
  • Do carry copies of your driving license and registration certificate at all times
  • Do not use horn except to avert danger
  • Do not use headlights on well-lit roads
  • Do not use headlights on full beam on city roads
  • Do not weave between traffic lanes
  • Do not drive under influence of liquor
  • Do not park in "no parking" areas
  • Do not park more than 15 CMS from the pavement


Negotiating Turns

Left Turn
1. Ensure that the turning path is clear and no one is coming up behind you on your left
2. Give the left and signal by hand or indicator
3. Keep as close to the left as possible - just before during and after turn
4. After completing the turn, slowly and smoothly merge with the traffic

Right Turn
1. Make sure that the traffic behind is at a safe distance
2. Give the right hand signal and gradually slow down
3. Leave as much room as possible for other vehicles to pass on your left, and take a position just left of the middle of the road.
4. As soon as you find a safe gap between you and the coming traffic make turn swiftly but safely.


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