Traffic Police

Traffic Rules and Regulations

  • KEEP LEFT to allow the traffic to pass on a two-lane road coming from an opposite direction on the right side and allow the vehicles on one-lane road behind you for overtaking from the right.
  • WHEN TURNING LEFT, be on the road’s left side from where you leave as well as from where you enter. When turning towards right, move towards the road center when you leave and when you enter, arrive near road’s left side.
  • SLOW DOWN your speed at pedestrian crossings, road corners, intersections and road junctions and wait there till the passage ahead gets cleared. If you enter the main road then give way of passage to the vehicles passing by on the right side as the traffic on the main roads is not regulated.
  • HAND SIGNALS becomes necessary to give at times. Extend and pull out your right hand’s palm down when slowing the vehicles and swing the hand in the down and up direction.
  • DIRECTION INDICATORS instead of giving hand signals make use of direction indications and in case of emergency, use both.
  • WEARING A HELMET FOR TWO WHEELER DRIVERS is compulsory. The helmet should bear and conform to ISI mark and ISI standards. It works like a shield or a cover for the head during any mishap that occurs. It is so designed that it provides individual safety. It is not for covering any legal prosecution. Tie the helmet strap properly for the safety otherwise the strap of the helmet may get slipped from the head during any head injury in an accident.
  • USE THE HORN when it is essential only and not in any silence zone area. Do not use or fit any multi-toned, loud or shrill and harsh sounding alarms or horns in the vehicles that causes disturbance. It is also prohibited to have vehicles having altered silencers on road.
  • DIRECTIONS GIVEN TO DRIVERS which are either through the regulating traffic police officers or through traffic signals or road signals should always be followed. It is an offense if such directions are violated.
  • DO NOT PARK near or at any road crossing, on a walking footpath, road having heavy traffic or on main road, opposite or in the front of another vehicle parked to cause any obstruction, on white line roads, near hospital entrance, school or bus stop, next to the traffic signal whereby blocking the path for others, near any fire hydrant whereby the access gets blocked, at any buildings entrance, where it is restricted to park.
  • DO NOT BRAKE SUDDENLY other than any safety reason is there.
  • DO NOT DRIVE if you have any sickness or not well or taking any medications that impairs your abilities of driving including tonics containing some alcohol content.
  • DO NOT DRIVE BACKWARDS much longer than it is necessary and ensure that no inconvenience or danger is caused to any vehicle or any person while driving backwards.