Pre­cau­tions and Safety Mea­sures

Consumer Voice - - Bfsi -

Speed kills: While you might be com­fort­able driv­ing at a high speed, it is dif­fi­cult to gain full con­trol of your ve­hi­cle at such speeds. There are speed lim­its that you must fol­low, so make sure to ad­here to them. While driv­ing at a higher speed or on a high­way, do not over­take. Also, be cau­tious while there is low visibility due to fog or when there are wet roads due to rains. Make sure that you al­ways drive slowly in the vicin­ity of a school or a hos­pi­tal. Road rules and signs: Road rules have been for­mu­lated for your safety and cau­tion signs have been put up for your ben­e­fit. It is im­por­tant to fol­low the road rules, so that traf­fic is not hin­dered and ma­jor ac­ci­dents can be avoided. It is equally im­por­tant to main­tain ap­pro­pri­ate dis­tance be­tween ve­hi­cles. This re­duces the in­ci­dence of col­li­sions. Use light in­di­ca­tors be­fore tak­ing a turn. Fol­low the sig­nals, and never skip a red sig­nal. How­ever, ir­re­spec­tive of the sig­nals, give im­por­tance to cross­ing pedes­tri­ans, chil­dren and am­bu­lances, while you are driv­ing. Cau­tion signs have been de­signed so that you can ex­er­cise pru­dence while driv­ing. For in­stance, take a U-turn at the des­ig­nated spot. Signs also give you in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing speed bumps, high-traf­fic ar­eas, school zones and speed lim­its. Look out for them. Al­co­hol and cell phones: Drunk driv­ers are prone to ac­ci­dents since al­co­hol can slow down your re­flexes and cause se­ri­ous gaps in judge­ment. As­sign a ded­i­cated driver, or call a cab, if nec­es­sary. If you do not think you are men­tally alert (even with­out in­flu­ence), avoid driv­ing. Do not talk or text us­ing a mo­bile phone while you are be­hind the wheel. Even a five-sec­ond lapse in at­ten­tion can cause a se­ri­ous ac­ci­dent.

Lane driv­ing is sane driv­ing:

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