Road safety rules in India are designed in the best interest of
vehicle owners. You may follow the below-mentioned ten rules and
regulations while driving to reduce the risk of accidents and ensure
- Always wear a seatbelt
The most important rule is to always strap on a seatbelt when you
hit the wheel. Section 138 (3) CMVR 177 MVA of the Motor Vehicles Act
lays down the specific fine for not fastening a seatbelt.
- Avoid distractions
While you are behind the wheel, ensure that your main focus is on
driving. Do not get distracted by loud music or by talking on the phone
- Do not cross the speed limits
The goal of setting a speed limit is to ensure the safety of
passengers in the vehicle as well as pedestrians. Besides, driving at
high speed, even on roads with less traffic, may result in the driver
losing control or a sudden brake fail, thereby causing an accident.
- Service your car regularly
Maintaining your car on a regular basis is vital. Repair worn
tires, fix your broken headlights, fix your side mirrors, and replace
your engine oil as failing to do so may result in accidents.
- Follow traffic signals
Failing to follow traffic signals may result in accidents. This,
in turn, may lead to a damage to the vehicle, bodily injuries, and even
- Maintain lane discipline
Considering the soaring traffic on Indian roads, following lane
discipline is extremely crucial. Never overtake a car by changing lanes
on a busy road. Even if you do change lanes, remember to give a signal.
- Be careful during bad weather
It is necessary to take utmost care while driving during bad
weather. For example, the roads may become foggy during winters. So
ensure you have your fog lights on while driving.
- Maintain a safe distance
Maintaining a safe distance will give you enough time to react in
case the vehicle ahead makes a sudden stop. This reduces the chance of a
collision and ensures the safety of passengers.
- Overtake from the right
India follows right-hand drive. Hence, always remember to overtake from the right side.
- Give way for emergency vehicles
As a driver, it becomes your responsibility to make way for
emergency vehicles. You may, therefore, move your vehicle to the side in
case an ambulance or a fire brigade was to cross.