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Road Safety Rules: Every School Must Know

Wednesday October 11, 2017



Driving is fragmentary without safety norms and regulations. Nevertheless, India is a country with diverse cultures, religion, and beliefs.  Road safety rules India are designed to suite the interests of every citizen irrespective of their religion or culture. Arguably, enforcing the safety rules can be an immense challenge for you. Hence, it is wiser to teach children regarding the essential road safety rules right from the school age.

The following are the major road safety rules in India that you should carefully consider:

  • He or she should be a citizen of India
  • Only the person above 18 years is permitted to drive on Indian roads. And the age should be clearly shown in his/her driving license
  • Usage of mobile phones is prohibited as it results in road accidents
  • No person is allowed to drink and drive since it is found to be a deadly combination
  • Seat belts should be utilized while driving, especially drivers and the people who sits in the front seat of a vehicle
  • Never blow the horn unnecessarily, especially in places such as hospitals and schools
  • Every vehicle should follow their respective speed limits. For a car, the speed limit is 60km/hr and the speed limit for buses is 40km/hr. Meanwhile, those who do not follow the speed limits should pay heavy penalties to the relevant authorities
  • Red light jumping is considered as a serious offence. A person who is caught for this violation should pay heavy fines or license is taken back by the authorities
  • Be extra cautious, especially when you pass schools as kids cross the road carelessly
  • Cross the road at the zebra crossings
  • Wear helmets while driving a bicycle or motorbikes. The violation of this rule may either result in surrendering the license or pay hefty fines
  • As per traffic rules, all cyclists should share the left side of the road while fast moving vehicles share the right side of the road
  • Obey the sign boards, which is usually planted on the side of the road 

Here follows certain rules that should be followed by pedestrians:

  • Every pedestrian should walk on the footpath and not in the middle of the road
  • Follow the usual road crossing procedure- “Look right, then left and right again”. And cross the road once it is clear
  • Always walk on the left side of the road
  • Utilize the zebra crossing for crossing the road

Here follows the road safety rules for bus commuters:

  • A bus commuter should compulsorily board the bus at the bus stop
  • No bus driver should stop the bus for the passenger in the middle of the road 
  • If the bus is crowded, never hang on the bus as it is dangerous and patiently wait for another bus 

Ordinarily, the above road safety rules and regulations are designed for ensuring road safety of the Indian citizens. As a matter of fact, even a slight carelessness can destroy your valuable life and henceforth, it is sensible to follow the safety rules. 

For inculcating road and civic sense in Indian citizens, you can organise awareness programs that train them to be extra sensitive. Moreover, safety rules can be successfully enforced only when people understand its importance, be empathetic to other citizens, and consequently, an urge to follow rules comes within them. Being a proud Indian, it is your duty to follow every set of rules designed by the Government of India.

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