There are traffic rules that say where, when and how fast you can drive. These rules help to keep traffic moving safely.
Rules of the road include traffic controls, lane controls, right of-way laws, and parking rules.
Traffic signs tell you about traffic rules, hazards, where you are, how to get where you are going, and where services are located. The shape and color of these signs give clues to the type of information they provide.
Traffic controls include traffic signals, traffic signs and pavement markings. Traffic control also can be provided by law enforcement, highway personnel or school crossing guards. You must obey directions from these persons.
Come to a full stop at an intersection controlled by this sign. Stop at the marked stop line or before entering the crosswalk or before your vehicle enters the intersection. Let other vehicles or pedestrians pass if they are in your path. You must stop at the STOP sign
T-Intersection Ahead You mustn’t go straight ahead. You must prepare to turn right or left
Sound These signs are used on roads with higher speeds. You must be ready for an intersection and a stop light.
• Most important method to bring down accidents is strict enforcement of speed limits. 90 % of accidents can be avoided by strict enforcement of speed limits. • Heavy Penalty should be imposed on ALL those who cross speed limits. If this is strictly implemented, nobody will dare to go at high speed. • Existing speed limits should be brought down further. • Heavy penalty should be imposed for those who cause accidents. • Tamper proof speed controllers should be made mandatory for all heavy vehicles. New heavy vehicles should have built in tamper proof speed controllers. • Two wheeler manufacturers should be asked to design two wheelers with a designed maximum possible speed of (say) 50/60 kmph. Steps to be taken for Preventing Road Accidents
• Diving tests for issue of Driving license is to be made more stringent and foolproof. • Lower age limit for two wheeler and Heavy Vehicle license should be raised to 21. • Helmet should be made compulsory by law in all countries, OR impose a lower speed limit for those who do not use helmet. Issue of Helmet should be made mandatory with the sale of each two wheeler. • Helmet should be made compulsory for back seat riders also. • Ensure that all Helmet users are fixing the Chinstrap of Helmet. Otherwise it will not help during an accident. • Ensure that ONLY good quality Helmets that meet standard specifications are available in the market. • Existing traffic rules should be strictly enforced. CONTD....
There is another road ahead which crosses the road you are on. You must watch carefully for cross traffic in your path.
Road ahead curves gradually to the right. You must be prepared for the change in direction.