Found 11 Articles for Traffic Rules & Laws

How much willing you are to improve traffic conditions in India?

Siddhu K
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:25
Driving a car in India is really a challenge. The constant increase in vehicles, small lanes, and uncontrollable traffic conditions is creating a lot of stress when people get on the road with a two wheeler or four wheeler.As a citizen, I want the traffic conditions in India to be improved. I have a few suggestions to the authorities and request them to implement the same.Check speed violations and issue challans immediately.Road encroachments should be arrested and roads should be widened to fit the increasing traffic.Strict laws for auto rickshaws, share autos and maxi-vans should be implemented to avoid illegal ... Read More

Why do road accidents occur in India?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Every year, a large number of Road Accidents occur in India gulping over 130, 000 lives annually. Our country has overtaken even China in this regard. Such accidents and that too at such an alarming number suggest the fact that there is no single reason responsible for it directly. Hence, enlisted below are some of the major reasons for road accidents in our country.Rash Driving: One of the major reasons for road accidents. It claims the lives of people for no fault of theirs.Drinking and Driving: Although many times, the various government ministries under rule have highlighted this same issue, ... Read More

How to apply for a duplicate driving license in India?

Ridhi Arora
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
One can apply for a duplicate license under the following circumstances: Either the original driving license was dropped somewhere accidentally or it was stolen by someone. You can apply for the duplicate license either online or offline.Online MethodDownload the LLD form online from the website-Click on the upload option to upload all the necessary documents.Get the printout.Fill in all the details properly and paste the photographs on it.Sign the form.Handover the form at the RTO office from where you originally got your Driving License. Submit all necessary documents.Once this is done, the duplicate driving license will be sent to your ... Read More

Should the government involve private security companies to jointly manage traffic on Indian roads known for breaking rules?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 11:57:38
It doesn't take a genius to see that Indian roads, especially the crossroads (traffic intersection), resemble the playground of lunatics. Leave the crossroads and move on to two, three or four-lane roads and you could come across many cyclists, motorcyclists, scooterists, and even motorists happily and without any sign of concern on their faces coming straight at you from the wrong side...illegally of course.It's for you to make way for them and if you happen to collide with any of them, which is anyway a daily occurrence in scores of Indian roads, those happy and unconcerned faces turn into the ... Read More

Why ex-showroom, RTO and insurance prices of a vehicle vary in different cities of India?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 29-Apr-2022 11:08:31
One of the reasons for the ex-showroom price of cars varying by up to 5% of the cost of the car across different cities, even within the same state is obviously related to transport and logistics. The car has to be trucked down to the different distribution points all over the country and that cost is eventually paid by the customer.Various TaxesAs stated, this is just one of the reasons; the other reasons could be road tax connected to local registration and other charges like MCD tax that is charged in Delhi. However, post-GST, some major tariffs like central excise ... Read More

Do you think that parallel parking test should also be made mandatory for Indian drivers?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 11-May-2022 11:24:53
Most drivers in India just know how to manage the controls but are ignorant of the standard road and parking rules let alone parallel parking.The Most Affected RegionsThe Delhi NCR region, which has the highest density of vehicles compared to any other place in the country, has some of the worst drivers on the roads here. Merely pulling up the drivers isn't going to solve any problem. The entire road eco-system is of such poor level that it's unimaginable what the situation will be like in another few years.Drivers' PsychologyLet's consider driver psychology in the Delhi NCR as well as ... Read More

Is there any specific reason why some countries follow the left-hand drive while others have the right-hand drive?

Dev Kumar
Updated on 26-Jun-2020 13:48:41
Currently, just a little over a third of the people of the world drive on the left and about two-thirds of this group are Indians. Actually, the countries that drive on the left are mostly former British and Dutch colonies including today's UK but surprisingly not the Netherlands.That is indeed strange since the former Dutch colonies of Indonesia and Surinam still drive on the left while the Netherlands, which had colonized these countries, has been driving on the right for two centuries now. The reason is that the colonizer (Netherlands) itself was conquered by another colonial power, France, during the ... Read More

How does wearing a helmet while riding a bike save our lives?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 04-May-2022 07:44:47
Riding a Motorcycle at high speeds is the dream of every young boy or girl. It will be a lot of fun and gives a sense of freedom to ride a bike on an open road.Keeping the fun and usefulness of the transport apart, it poses a high risk to ride a bike on the road. There are serious dangers involved and a threat to life when you take to the road. As the motorcycle does not provide structural protection that a car does, drivers have to look after their safety by using safety gear.The most important safety gear being ... Read More

What should you do if you hit someone while driving/riding?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 04-May-2022 12:15:19
Hitting somebody with your car can be terrifying to you and deadly for the person who got hit. It is an equally horrible experience for both parties. When you hit somebody with your vehicle, as a human we have some responsibilities and some legal liabilities as a citizen.If the person got only little injuries, try to get him some first aid immediately.If he has sustained severe injuries, call an ambulance and rush him to the hospital immediately. It is better to inform the police and help them to carry out their proceedings.Leaving the scene before emergency medical services or other ... Read More

How can we improve traffic congestion in India?

Prasanna Kotamraju
Updated on 05-May-2022 10:49:49
The number of cars on India's roads has been doubling every 8-10 years—and it's costing the country. A WHO study from 2014 found that 13 of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in India. The country experiences 120, 000 deaths per year due to traffic fatalities, more than any other country.To improve the traffic conditions in India, there are certain things that have to be followed by the Government, private sector and also citizens.City governments in India have to focus on investing in road expansions and overpass construction projects.The public transport services have to be improved, curbing the car ... Read More