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Highway Safety 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
•    Avoid parking on the road
•    style=’mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt’>Use pay-and-park islands
•    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