Indian Law on Road Regulations for Drivers and Pedestrians
- the documents to be carried by a person while driving
- the precautions to be taken while driving
- the regulatory norms about overtaking
- being aware of the meaning of various traffic signals and adhering to it
- Some of these above mentioned road regulations became applicable from July 1, 1989.
Indian Law and Road Regulations: General Guidelines for Drivers
As per Indian law on road regulations, the following legal tips shall be applicable to those who drive on Indian roads:
- In India, drivers are supposed to drive their vehicles on the left side of the road.
- If the driver has to turn to the left, he should keep his vehicle to the left hand side of the road from which he is turning.
- If the driver has to turn to the right, he should move as near as possible to the center of the road.
- If the driver of a vehicle wishes to overtake another vehicle moving in the same direction as he is, this must be done only from the right side of that vehicle.
Drivers shall give free passage to fire service vehicles or ambulances.
- U-turns shall not be taken on prohibited and high traffic roads.
- While making a U-turn, the driver should slow down, signal for turning to right, and check in the rear view mirror and then turn.
- Drivers shall use stipulated hand signals for slowing down, stopping, turning or overtaking.
- Driver shall ensure that all registration marks required to be shown on a vehicle are visible and not hidden by an load or goods stored in the vehicle
- Driver shall adhere to the specified speed limits.
Indian Law and Road Regulations: Overtaking and Road Junctions
As per Indian law on road regulations, the following regulations must be adhered to by those who are driving:
- No overtaking is allowed if such an action can cause inconvenience or danger to other traffic that is proceeding in the same direction .
- For safety reasons, avoid overtaking near a bend, a point, a corner or a hill wherein the road ahead is not visible.
- The driver of a vehicle being overtaken should not increase the speed or take any other action to obstruct the path of the other vehicle overtaking it as it can lead to an accident.
- The driver of a vehicle should slow down at an intersection, a road junction, a road corner or a place where pedestrians are crossing the road.
- The driver of a vehicle shall not drive rashly or in a way that endangers the safety of other people and drivers on the road.