India’s 30th National Road Safety Week is taking place February 4-10, 2019.
Regarded as the most dangerous country in the world in which to drive, over 1.5 lakh (150,000) people lose their lives every year in road traffic collisions and many more are debilitated.
The theme of this year’s event is “Sadak Suraksha-JeevanRaksha” (road safety—life saving).
eDriving’s ten tips for safer travel this Road Safety Week:
- Keep your vehicle well-maintained.
- Wear a seat belt when travelling in a car/truck and make sure everyone else wears theirs too.
- Always wear a helmet when riding a two-wheeler.
- Don’t overload your vehicle with passengers or luggage.
- Avoid drinking alcohol completely if you are going to be driving/ riding.
- Put your phone away and avoid using it for any reason while driving/ riding.
- Give way to pedestrians and stop at designated crossings.
- Follow the rules of the road.
- Leave a safe following distance from other vehicles and drive at a safe speed that enables you to stop in the distance you can see to be clear.
- Be patient. Vehicles of all sizes – plus pedestrians – battle for space on Indian roads.
eDriving’s Best Practice Guides provide safe driving tips for all kinds of driving situations, including driving at night, defensive driving, distracted driving, highway driving, sharing the road and many more.