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MAIN CAUSES OF ROAD ACCIDENTS AND ACCIDENTAL DEATHS
Over-speeding or driving in excess of prescribed speed limits.
Not wearing helmets or not using seat belts - more than 80% of road accident deaths are due to the head injuries.
Drunken driving or driving under the influence of drugs.
Over loading of vehicles.
Use of mobile phones or ear phones while driving/crossing the road.
Violation of road signs, signals, traffic lights and road safety rules or many a time due to their ignorance.
Long hours of drive, tiredness and fatigue of the driver and lack of traffic education.
Pedestrian negligence also contributes to road accidents and endangers their own lives.
 
IMPORTANT WAYS TO AVOID ACCIDENTS
Drive in the prescribed speed limits on the various roads. Always remember that “Speed thrills but kills”.
Always put on helmets, seat belts and other safety equipments before driving a bicycle/ motor cycle/vehicle. Always remember that “Safety saves”.
Do not drink and drive. Always remember that “You cannot hold a pen properly after two pegs, what about the driving wheel?”
Never use mobile phones or ear phones while driving. Always remember “A mobile call on the road may be the last call of your life”.
Know the traffic signs, signals, lights and traffic safety rules before you hit the road.
Always remember that “Road safety rules are best tools to avoid accidents”.
Do not drive for long hours in a stretch. Have a proper beaks after every 2 hours of continuous driving. Always remember that “Man is a man and not a machine”.
 
INFORMATION ABOUT DRINKING AND DRIVING
Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offence in India. In the event of an accident in such a condition, the law deals with offenders with great severity.The punishment is fine and/or imprisonment upto 6 months, and the driving license is suspended for at least six months.
Drunken driving is also one of the main reasons for vehicle accidents and is among the biggest life-takers on Indian roads.
Alcohol goes from the stomach straight to the blood stream. The body takes about an hour to rid itself of one drink - this means that if one drinks at a rate faster than that, the alcohol content in the body will soon exceed tolerable limits.
As the quantity of alcohol in the bloodstream rises, the brain is affected, and the sense of judgement is skewered. At higher levels of intoxication, there are muscle control problems, vision blurrings, and finally a complete loss of physical co-ordination facilities. Given these facts, driving, even at low alcohol levels can be very dangerous.
 
WHAT TO DO?
Do dip your headlights when behind another vehicle is approaching
Do drive slowly in rain fog
Do give way to traffic on your right
Do get the emission TEST done periodically
Do maintain your vehicle in good condition
Do allow space for vehicles for free left turn - do not block the left lane at junctions where free left is permitted
Do slow down when taking a curve
Do not decorate your vehicle with garlands and buntings - they restrict your vision and divert attention of other drivers
Do carry original driving license and registration certificate at all times
 
WHAT NOT TO DO?
Do not use horn except to avert danger
Do not use headlights on well-lit roads
Do not use headlights on full beam on city roads
Do not weave between traffic lanes
Do not drive under influence of liquor
Do not park in "no parking" areas
Do not park more than 15 CMS from the pavement
 
 
Traffic Sign & Symbols
Mandatory
Cautionary
Informatory
Traffic Lights
Hand Signal
   
 
Road Safety Tips
Cyclist
Pedestrian
School Children
Two Wheeler
Car Drivers
Bus / Truck Driver