Follow Traffic Rules
By Dr. Archana Bharat on 31-01-2014
Traffic rules and regulations are not made just for the sake of having rules, but they are for our own safety. If we don’t follow the traffic rules strictly, then how will it help us in our safety? It is kind of a chain reaction. If you break a traffic rule, out of 10 people near you, atleast 3 to 4 will break the rule following you and it will go on. So it is important that we become inspiration for others to follow the rules and if possible, guide the ones who are trying to break the rules and explain to them that if they do not follow rules they might meet with an accident. So many times innocent law abiding people meet with accidents due to faults of others.
Traffic laws are designed to protect you and other drivers on the roads. While they may sometimes seem irritating and constricting, they must be obeyed for a safe journey.
You must always pay attention to traffic signals and signs. Use common sense. If others are driving rashly, drive defensively.
Make sure that your car is as close to perfect working order as possible. Cracked windshields, missing or broken extension lights, poor exhaust systems and even too many people in your car can be hazardous.
Simple traffic rules, if followed by everyone can save many lives. Make sure that you stop at the red light signal and proceed further only when the signal is green. Fasten your seat belt and drive in your lane. You should not exceed the speed limit and never use a mobile while driving. Never drink alcohol and drive. Do not horn unnecessarily as it may distract others and use low beam at night, slow down near schools and hospitals and give way to emergency vehicles like Ambulance, Police and Fire brigade. Old, handicapped and blind people should be given preference to cross the road and pedestrians should make it a point to cross at Zebra Crossings. Most of the accidents can be averted, if all the citizens are law abiding.
About The Author
Archana Bharat MA, MPhil, PhD (University Gold Medalist) is an avid reader and writer, who is greatly influenced by the philosophy of Sant Kabir. Together with her husband Shri Bharat Bhushan she is contributing greatly to Noida unit of Kabir Peace Mission.