Tips on Good Driving - Traffic Do's & Don'ts



towards pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers. Tries not to frighten them by approaching at a threatening speed. Does not blow horn and add to the high level of noise in the city. Does not use headlights at full beam and blind the on-coming drivers.


by giving way to the traffic on the right; by slowing down to allow pedestrians to cross the road; does not show impatience by repeatedly blowing horn or threatening gestures; by helping another driver in distress.


doesn't overspeed; doesn't overtake recklessly; keeps his vehicle in good condition; follows lane discipline; observes traffic signals and parking restrictions.
Do's & Don'ts



  • 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
  • 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

Negotiating Turns


  • Ensure that the turning path is clear and no one is coming up behind you on your left
  • Give the left and signal by hand or indicator
  • Keep as close to the left as possible - just before during and after turn
  • After completing the turn, slowly and smoothly merge with the traffic


  • Make sure that the traffic behind is at a safe distance
  • Give the right hand signal and gradually slow down
  • Leave as much room as possible for other vehicles to pass on your left, and take a position just left of the middle of the road.
  • As soon as you find a safe gap between you and the coming traffic make turn swiftly but safely