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Traffic Police

TRAFFIC POLICE - GUIDELINES FOR DRIVERS

  • When driving always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate
  • Don't Drink and Drive
  • Obey all traffic signals, boards and signs
  • Use the indicator or hand signals when changing lanes
  • Adhere to permitted speed limits
  • Don't use your cell phone while driving. If urgent, move to the left, halt and then make the call
  • Irrespective of right of way, stay alert and be considerate to pedestrians especially senior citizens, handicapped and children
  • Do not overload your vehicles - be it luggage or passengers
  • Wear seat belts
  • Always drive in correct gear
  • Avoid sudden braking and harsh acceleration
  • Never use the clutch as a footrest while driving

GUIDELINES FOR MOTORCYCLISTS

  • Always wear helmets
  • When driving always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate
  • Never Drink and Drive
  • Adhere to traffic signals, boards and signs
  • Avoid using the cell phone when driving. If urgent move to left, stop and then take the call
  • Do not ride at high speeds. You may lose control and your life in the bargain
  • Do not ride or wheel your vehicle on to the footpath
  • Use your lights when riding at night
  • Understand the signals given by other road users and use the same when riding
  • Never stop abruptly in traffic. Move to the left and slow down
  • When passing a stationery vehicle allow sufficient clearance for the car doors which may open suddenly
  • Do not try and weave your way through stationery or slow moving traffic. It may cause accidents
  • Slow down at zebra crossing and if needs be stop
  • Always ride with both hands on the handlebar except when signaling
  • Don't sit children on fuel tanks or stand them in front of the rider Avoid using brakes at turns. If needed, ensure both brakes are applied gently

GUIDELINES FOR PEDESTRIANS

  • Never walk on the main carriageway, it could be fatal
  • Use footpaths subways & pedestrian crossings for your safety
  • In case of no footpaths, walk against the direction of traffic which allows better visibility
  • In case of no pedestrian crossings, watch for traffic on both sides and cross when it's safe
  • Don't indulge in jay walking, reading newspapers or hoardings when on the roads .

ACCIDENTS

  • Halt your vehicle
  • Remove the injured to the nearest private / Govt. Hospital
  • At the Government Hospital, give your name, address and relevant information of the accident to the duty constable stationed at the casualty department.
  • Wait in the hospital for arrival of the duty officer from the Police Station.
  • If you cannot give first aid or medical treatment to the injured at the place of the accident because you are surrounded by a mob, then you must report this incident immediately to nearest Police Station.