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Getting ready to drive


Before driving:

  • Ensure that you are comfortable with your mental and physical condition.
  • Inspect your vehicle and observe the driving conditions.
  • While driving you should carry your driving licence, registration certificate, insurance certificate and pollution control certificate. Transport and commercial vehicle drivers should carry the permits and vehicle fitness certificates also.

A combination of knowledge, skill and attitude is required to be a safe driver. Knowledge of traffic rules and driving practices that help traffic move safely. Skill to care about the safety of others on the road. We all are responsible for avoiding accidents.  Attitude to co-operate with other drivers to keep traffic moving safely. We must be courteous, giving other drivers space to change lanes, not cutting them off and signalling before turning.

 

While driving


Wear Helmet for your Safety

Avoid overtaking

  • On narrow roads
  • On bridges
  • On hill roads
  • From left side, except when the vehicle ahead is turning right
  • Before approaching curves or turns
  • At roundabouts
  • At intersections
  • Across single or double broken centre lines
  • Stationary vehicle at pedestrian crossing intersections
  • When you cannot see mre than 30 meters ahead
  • When traffic on your right is moving slower than your lane or has stopped (better wait in such a way that other drivers can see your vehicle, i.e. be outside their ‘blind spots’)

Do not mix Drinking and Driving

Every year people die due to drink driving. By drinking and driving, you risk your life and those of your passengers and others on the road. Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. You also risk fine and/ or driving ban and/ or a criminal record.

  • There is no excuse for drink driving
  • If you're planning to drink alcohol, plan how to get home without driving
  • Don't offer an alcoholic drink to someone you know is planning to drive
  • Don't accept a lift from a driver you know has drunk alcohol
  • Time is the only way to get alcohol out of your system
Wear Seat Belt

The Seatbelt has proven to be by far the most important safety device in cars as it dramatically increases the chances of survival of the occupants in the event of an accident. It has been estimated that seatbelts reduce the risk of death for a front seat car occupant by about 50%. How does the seatbelt work?

 

For more information visit the following links:

Know speed limits in the State of Jammu & Kashmir
View brouchure on Safe and Responsible Driving from Jammu &  Kashmir Traffic Police
For more on the subject please visit Jammu & Kashmir Traffic Police website
 
 
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