TIPS FOR CITIZENS
guidelines are basically for ladies or children who may be at
home and alone.
of electricians, plumbers, carpenters, telephone mechanic.
home delivery boy or a group of Sadhus. Unless you have called
for them, you should not let them in your houses without
proper verification. In case such a person has been called,
then you are advised to keep the main door open until he goes
would be better to have your house doors and windows properly
secured by fixing iron grills and safety chains and key-holes.
open your safe/almirah in front of your servant or even small
engaging any domestic help, his/her character and antecedents
should be got verified through a local police station and
is always desirable to engage a night watchman (Chowkidar) for
your street/mohalla. Somebody from amongst you should also
occasionally check him at odd hours to see if he is doing his
your neighborhood in case you are going out on vacation.
keeping a new tenant, information should be given about him to
the nearest Police Station so that his character and
antecedents could be verified. Even if a new person has moved
in your locality. his activities should also be watched
closely and if need be, informed to the police.
all the relevant documents like registration, insurance,
driving license and pollution certificate.
should not drink and drive.
should always keep a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
not jump the red lights for you can meet with an accident.
drive with your head lights on in urban areas.
yellow line by the side of the kerb means "No
yellow line in the middle of the road means i.e. divider - so
please do not cross this line, even while overtaking.
zebra lines are meant for pedestrian to cross the roads. Do
not park/stop your vehicles on them.
drive your vehicles with the elbow on the window of the
should observe lane discipline and avoid un-necessary over
taking. Of late, Highway drivers have developed a wrong habit
of giving the right indicators for some body following behind
to over take. One should not pick up this wrong habit, because
you are normally presumed to be turning right while giving
your right indicator.
give way to the vehicles coming from the right side - whether
you are at an intersection or otherwise. The common belief is
that the bigger vehicle has a right of way. But that is not
correct. Only the vehicle coming from right side has a right
of way. We must respect others' rights also.
number of people who lose their lives on the roads in India is
apalling. We are ourselves to blame for it. All gentlemen do
not mind wearing a crash helmet on their head, while riding
the two wheelers, but do not consider it necessary that their
better half, who is riding on the pillion, should also wear
one. Remember the male to female sex ratio in the country is
also decreasing so far as women are concerned. So both the
riders on two wheelers must wear crash helmet.