Road Safety

VEHICLE PAPERS
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What are vehicle papers? What automotive papers to carry while you are on drive? Know what auto paper in India to carry? It is very important to keep the necessary papers in the vehicle for the purpose of being checked by the traffic police or otherwise required at any time. The following are the necessary documents to be kept in the non-transport vehicle:  
  • Valid Driving License
  • Proof of valid certificate of registration
  • Proof of valid certificate of insurance
  • Proof of tax payment
  • Fitness certificate
  • Pollution Under Control (P.U.C) certificate
  • Insurance cover note, tax payment receipt and renewal of registration certificate (if required) are valid evidence.
  • Xerox copies of the original documents (attested by a gazetted officer) are also acceptable. However if the demanding authority wants to see the original documents, the owner must produce them within 15 days.
  • A Xerox copy of the driving license is not acceptable
In case the driving license is confiscated or submitted to the authorities, the receipt given against that works in lieu of the license. So it should also be carried with the vehicle and in original form. The Officers from the following authorities can demand documents of the vehicle for inspection:
  • Police Department
  • State Transport Authority
Basic Parking Rules
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  • Do not park any vehicle on the part of a road where traffic is flowing.
  • Do not park in such a place where one does not have a clear view for at least 50 meters in both the directions.
  • Do not park in a place that blocks a vehicle already parked, a sidewalk, crosswalk, pedestrian crossing or road entrance.
  • Do not park your vehicle on the bus bays or bus stops
  • Do not park near the public entrance to a hotel, theatre or public hall when it is open to the public.
  • Do not park near any intersection or a round-about.
  • Do not park the vehicle in unauthorized parking areas.
  • Before opening the door of the parked vehicle, look around. Close the door the moment one gets down.
  • Park the vehicle on the left side in the direction of the traffic.
Driving Emergencies
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  • Steering Failure>
  • Brake Failure
  • Tyre Burst
  • Precautions at Junctions
  • Skidding
Signals
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RED The color 'red' on the signal light indicates to stop well before the stop line and not to crowd the intersection. Turn left in a red signal only when there is a sign to do so. While turning, yield the right of way to pedestrians and vehicles coming from other directions.
Amber (Yellow) The amber (or yellow) light indicates to clear the road when the signal is changing from green to red. If, by mistake, caught in the amber signal in the middle of a large road crossing, continue with care and do not accelerate in panic.
Green The signal light 'green' set you to go but be careful while on the start of move. Check whether vehicles from other directions have cleared the road. Suppose you want to turn left or right, check the signal whether it allows or not separately. If yes, turn but yield the right of way to pedestrians and vehicles from other directions.
Steady Green Arrow Signal This indicates to proceed with caution in the direction the arrow points. Remember to yield to all pedestrians and vehicles already in the intersection.
Flashing Red Signal Flashing red means to come to a complete stop. Do not forget to yield to all other traffic and to pedestrians. Proceed only when the way is clear.
Flashing Amber Signal Flashing amber indicates to slow down and proceed with caution.