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Important India Traffic Rules & Regulations

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Every driver should possess adequate knowledge and understanding of the following provisions of Motor Vehicle Act 1988 :

Section 122)Leaving vehicle in dangerous position No person shall park his vehicle in public place in such a way that it causes danger,obstruction or inconvenience to other road users.

Section 123)Riding on running board Carriage of persons on running board and on the top or on the bonnet of motor vehicle is strictly prohibited.

Section 125)Obstruction to the driver No person driving a motor vehicle shall allow any person to stand or sit or anything to be placed in such a manner as to hamper the driver in his control of the vehicle.

Section 126)Stationary vehicle While keeping the vehicle stationery in public place its Mechanism should be stopped, brakes must be applied or such measures should be taken as to ensure that vehicle cannot accidently be put in motion.

Section 128)Pillion Rider No driver of two-wheeled motor cycle shall carry more than one person, on pillion seat.

There are some Indian traffic rules you need to follow while in India. Given below is a list of some guidelines for ensuring traffic safety in India:

• Indian government recognizes the International Driver's License (IDL). However, renting a car without a driver is not quite common in India. And even the expenses of hiring a car without a driver are similar to those with a driver. Also, it is safer to rent a car with a professional driver.

• If you are planning to stay in India for a long time and have a valid driver's license (not necessarily an IDL) issued by any competent authority in your country, then getting a driver license in India is no big problem. You can apply for a local license for driving a car or motorcycle. You will have to give a written examination for the same. However, the actual driving part of the test may be done away with (sometimes).

• If your International Driver's License (IDL) has expired, you can easily get a local driving license in India by submitting your expired license, along with a letter of introduction from your country's Embassy.

• If by any chance, you get involved in an automobile accident, wait until the police arrive and make a report. However, if a crowd gathers and appears hostile, immediately leave the place and go to the nearest police station to file an accident report.

• If you are driving or riding pillion on a two-wheeler in India, don't forget to wear a helmet.

• Frequent use of horns is very common and in fact, customary in India.

• Traffic in India moves on the left side. So, be extra cautious while crossing the road, especially if your country follows right side driving. Hurdles of road safety

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