Top 17 Road Safety Tips To Drive In India

by IndianAuto Team | 02/07/2018
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Safety is one of the things that every driver should keep in mind all the time.

Safety is one of the things that every driver should keep in mind all the time. These are 20 road safety tips that you should apply to your driving.

1. Keep Awake and Stay Alert

Driving on the road, you should actively pay attention to your actions and those of the drivers around you. Tiredness is one of the factor causing many severe damage and accidents. Hence, you should stay awake and stay alert to other vehicles on the road as well.

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Keep Awake and Stay Alert 

2. Use The Proper Turn Signals

Misusing or even forget to use turn signals often indicate the wrong signs to other vehicles which lead to the accidents. According to WikiHow, you should always use your turn signals before making a lane change or turning.

safety driving using turn signals

Use The Proper Turn Signals

3. Follow The Traffic Signals

Pay close attention and obey the traffic lights. Just few seconds passing the red light can be the biggest regret for the rest of your life. Also, the yellow traffic signal should not be viewed as a sign to step on the gas to rush through an intersection before the light turns red. Its intent is to notify drivers to slow down and prepare to stop.

Traffic Signals

Follow Traffic Signals

4. Belt up in the back

An unbelted rear passenger can kill or seriously injure the driver or a front seat passenger. Therefore, buckle up is an essential safety tip for drivers.

 

Belt up in the back

Belt up in the back

5. Come to a Complete Stop

When you see a stop sign or a red light, it's important to bring your vehicle to a complete stop, even if you think no other vehicles are coming.

Come to a Complete Stop

Come to a Complete Stop

6. Do NOT Use The Mobile Phone Whilst Driving

Making or receiving a call, even using a 'hands-free' phone, can distract your attention from driving and could lead to an accident.

Do NOT use mobile phone whilst driving

Do NOT use the mobile phone whilst driving

7. Avoid Distractions

Sending text messages, picking up a phone call manually are not the only dangerous distractions that drivers need to avoid when driving. Changing CDs, eating, and interacting with passengers are just a few examples of the types of distractions that you should consider.

Avoid Distractions

Avoid Distractions

8. Obey Speed Limits

When driving, it's important to stick to the posted speed limit at all times. The restrictions placed on vehicle speed are not established arbitrarily. Rather, they are carefully selected to maximize safety for drivers and for individuals in the homes, businesses, and other organizations in the areas where roadways are located.

Obey Speed Limits

Obey Speed Limits

9. Make Adjustments for Weather

When the weather is less than perfect, such as rainy, snowy, or foggy conditions, use extra precautions when driving and follow guidelines for staying safe in the particular situation you are facing. road rage

Make Adjustments for Weather

Make Adjustments for Weather

10. Be Patient

Many accidents are caused by impatient drivers who are rushing to get from point A to point B. While time is certainly a valid consideration when traveling, safety is even more important. After all, if you are involved in an accident you'll certainly experience more of a challenge arriving at your destination on time than if you simply exhibit patience while driving.

Exercise Patience

Be patient when driving on the roads

11. Be Predictable

Observe and anticipate other road users and use your mirrors regularly. Don't make sudden stops or lane changes. Instead, take care to ensure that other drivers are likely to be able to predict your actions to maximize safety.

Exercise Patience

Be Predictable

12. Do NOT drink and drive

Any alcohol, even a small amount, can impair your driving to be a safe driver don't drink and drive. - It's essential to avoid driving under the influence such as prescription or non-prescription drugs or are otherwise impaired.

Don't drink and drive sign

Don't drink and drive

13. Plan your driving

Plan your travel route ahead of time so that you aren't struggling to figure out where to go while you are operating a motorized vehicle.

driving map

Plan your driving

14. Use Headlights 

Headlights aren't just necessary at night. When you are driving in the rain or fog, turning on your headlights can play an important role in keeping you - and those around you - safe on the road.

Headlights

Use Headlights When Needed

15. Keep your distance

Always keep a safe gap between you and the car in front and the vehicles around.

Keep your distance

Keep your distance

16. Share the Road

 Remember that you are not the only driver on the road. An important safety trip that everyone needs to follow is the need to share the road with others graciously, recognizing that all drivers deserve to be treated with respect.

cars in road

Keep your distance

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17. Adjust the mirror to minimize the blind spot

Observe around to be alert with the blind spots which may have the vehicles around, especially in the intersection to avoid the collision. Here are some tips to adjust the mirror to minimize the blind spot. 

car mirror

Adjust the mirror to minimize the blind spot

 

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If you want to increase your chances of staying safe on the road, review these 17 safety tips from IndianAuto for driving. No matter how skilled of a driver you are, it's a good idea to reflect on the basics of traffic safety from time to time just to make sure that you are being careful enough to keep yourself - and other drivers and pedestrians - as safe as possible.

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