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Government Of Assam Transport

Road Safety

Safety Tips for Pedestrians

  • Always walk on the footpath. Where there is no footpath try to walk close to the extreme right side of the road so that you can see the oncoming vehicles clearly.
  • Cross roads where there are pedestrian crossings. If you don't see any pedestrian crossing, first look to your rigth, then left, then right again and then cross when it is safe.
  • Young children should not be allowed to walk in the roads alone or play and run in road or road-side. While you walk on roads with your child always hold a hand of your child.
  • At night time pedestrians should wear bright or light colored cloth so that drivers coming from both directions can see you clearly even in poor light conditions.
  • Do not walk on the road after consuming alcohol or drugs.
  • Use extra caution at the time of crossing multi-lane roads.
  • Be extra careful at road intersections.
  • While walking in rainy weather, take care that your umbrella does not prevent the view of the oncoming vehicles.

Safety tips for Bus Passengers

  • Always maintain a queue while waiting for a bus. However, never stand on queue in the middle of the road.
  • At the time of boarding a bus do not try to run or chase the bus. Once you are inside the bus, take a seat or hold firmly on the handrail if you are standing.
  • Never try to board a overcrowded bus.
  • Never try to journey on a footboard of a bus. It could be fatal.
  • Avoid shouting inside a bus because it may distract the attention of the driver leading to a major road accident.

Safety tips for School Students

  • While you are on the way to your school, walk on the footpath only. If there is no footpath on that particular area or road try to walk on the extreme right hand side of the road.
  • Never walk on the roads in groups.
  • Do not run or rush on the road.
  • Cross roads only at Zebra Crossings; never cross a road at a curb or blind corner.

If you are going to school by a bus, then:

  • leave your home well ahead of time so that you need not to be in a hurry for catching your school bus.
  • when waiting for the school bus always make a queue and stand well back from the main road.
  • do not try to boarding the bus until the bus stopped completely.
  • similarly, do not try to get off the bus while it was running.
  • do not try to fight or shout or play inside of the bus.
  • always hold the hand rail while you are standing in the moving bus.

Safety Tips for Two-Wheelers or Motor cyclists

  • Never ride a scooter or motor cycle without wearing a protective headgear or helmet. Most two-wheeler road accidents result in head injury or neck injuries resulting in death because of not wearing a helmet.
  • Use sun glass or goggles to protect your eyes from dust or sun rays.
  • At night time use bright or reflective clothing. It will enhance your chances of being seen in poor light.
  • Never drive a two-wheeler after taking alcohol. It could be fatal to you.
  • Obey the traffic rules and regulations.
  • Do not ride recklessly. It could cost you your life.

Safety Tips for Drivers

  • Before starting your journey, check your vehicle for any mechanical defects.
  • Ensure that all occupants of a car are always wearing seat belts in proper manner.
  • Do not overspeed; always keep specified speed limits in mind while driving.
  • Never overtake a vehicle at narrow bridges, road corners or at blind spots.
  • Keep enough distance between you and the car in front of you.
  • Never consume alcohol while driving.
  • Do not use mobile phone while you are driving.
  • If you feel drowsy or tired after long driving, take a break at a roadside hotel or restaurant and refresh yourself.
  • Be careful at railway crossings. As you come to a crossing, slow down your vehicle, listen and look both ways before crossing the track.
  • While driving at night time use low beams of your head lights.
  • Use your horns sparingly. Do not use horns near schools, hospitals and courts.
  • While driving always be calm. Never try to be aggressive with other road users or drivers.
  • Never overload your vehicle with goods or passengers.
  • During night time driving, be extra careful and look out for pedestrians, cyclist, rickshaws and cattle lying in the middle of the road.
  • During bad weather like heavy storm, fog or rain, slow down your vehicle. If you don't see well in the dark or through the heavy rain, stop the vehicle at roadside till the weather clears again.
  • Avoid road rage. It is becoming a major cause of road accidents.