Did you know these least known life-saving traffic rules? Check

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 11 July 2018 3:06 PM GMT

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Lucknow: If you own a vehicle, be it a motorcycle or a car or anything else, we must understand that the traffic rules described in the Motor Vehicle Act are for our own good. Did You Know These Meaning of Life Saving Traffic Rules? Complying with these rules will only end up helping us in staying safe on the roads.

There, however, are many traffic rules which are not known to every rider and this unawareness becomes the reason behind many accidents and problems on the roads.


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If we look at the everyday accidents, most of them are the result of unnecessary haste or unawareness of the road rules. So, here we have compiled some of the least known traffic rules which may help you in have a safe journey every time you come on the roads. Check in slides:

1. Meaning of yellow stripe on milestone

The yellow stripe on the milestones means you are riding on a National Highway, which is constructed and maintained by the central government.

In next slide: Meaning of green stripe on milestone

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2. Meaning of green stripe on milestone

The green stripe on the milestones means you are riding on a State Highway, which comes under the authority of the state government.

In next slide: Meaning of black or blue striped milestones

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3. Meaning of black or blue striped milestones

If you come across blue or black striped milestones, it means you are heading towards some big city or a district, and the road comes under the liability of the district.

In next slide: Meaning of two solid white lines

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4. Meaning of two solid white lines in middle of the road

If you find two parallel white stripes in the middle of the road, it means you must ride in the same lane of the road you have been riding. You are not allowed to change the lane or overtake any vehicle.

In next slide: Meaning of a solid and a broken white or yellow lines

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5. Meaning of a solid and a broken white or yellow lines in middle of the road

If you come across a solid line and a broken line in the middle of the road, be it white or yellow, it means if you are riding on the side of broken line, you are allowed to overtake the vehicles but if you are riding on the side of solid line, you must not overtake any vehicle.

In next slide: Meaning of broken white lines

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6. Meaning of broken white lines in middle of the roads

Broken white lines in the middle of the roads are made where there is no divider. Hence, the drivers can overtake the vehicles but cautiously.

In next slide: Meaning of solid white line

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7. Meaning of solid white line in middle of the road

Solid white line in the middle of the road means changing lines or overtaking is prohibited. You have to keep riding in the same lane until the line changes.

In next slide: Meaning of two parallel yellow lines

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8. Meaning of two parallel yellow lines in middle of the road

Two parallel yellow solid lines mean that you are neither allowed to overtake any vehicle not give pass to any vehicle. You have to keep moving on a constant speed.

In next slide: Meaning of single solid yellow line

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9. Meaning of single solid yellow line in middle of the road

Single solid yellow line in middle of the road has the same meaning of the solid white line. In some countries, the solid yellow line is drawn adjacent to a curb which means parking is prohibited there.


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In next slide: Some traffic rules which may help you in staying away from troubles

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Here are some traffic rules which may help you in keeping troubles at bay in India:

1. When stuck in parking area

If you are stranded in a parking area just because someone has parked his vehicle right in front of your exit, you are allowed to call the police and the car owner will have to pay a fine of Rs 100.

In next slide: Fine on non-functional horn

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2. No horn in the vehicle

Not having a functional horn in your vehicle can amount to a fine of Rs 100.

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3. First-aid compulsory

In cities like Chennai and Kolkata, if the driver cannot give first aid to the passengers in case of an accident, he can be sentenced to three months in jail or a fine of Rs 500.

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4. Smoking inside the car

If you are riding in Delhi-NCR, you may be fined Rs 100 in case of smoking inside the car.

In next slide: Fine on wrong parking

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5. Parking in front of public utility

In Kolkata, you are not allowed to park your vehicle in front of a public utility otherwise you may be fined Rs 100.

In next slide: Rules of borrowing car from a friend

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6. Borrowing car from friend

In Chennai, you should only borrow the car of your friend or relative after informing him, otherwise you may be fined Rs 500 or three-month jail in case of an encounter with the police.

In next slide: Fine on having a video device on dashboard of car

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7. Installing a TV on dashboard of car

In Mumbai, you may be fined Rs 100 for installing a TV or a video device on the dashboard of your vehicle.

In next slide: Fine on keeping on car engine while idle

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8. Keeping car engine on while idle

In Mumbai, you may be fined Rs 100 for keeping your car engine on while idle.

In next slide: Challan validity for not wearing helmet

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9. Challan for not wearing helmet

If you have been fined for not wearing a helmet while riding your two-wheeler, you are allowed to ride without helmet until midnight of the same day. You will not be fined again on producing the challan slip.

In next slide: Signal before stopping or taking turn

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10. Signal before stopping or taking a turn

The Motor Vehicle Act also bounds all drivers to signal before stopping or taking right or left turn. In case of not doing so, the driver can face prosecution.

In next slide: Non-motorised vehicles

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11. No rules for non-motorised vehicles

There are no traffic rules for Non-Motorised Vehicles, though it has been clarified that a golf cart cannot be taken on the road but there are no penalties. Non-motor vehicles such as cycles or rickshaws do not fall under the Motor Vehicle Act category.

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12. Political parties can solicit your vehicle

Political parties can solicit your vehicle during elections for campaigning, but only after reaching a settlement with you.

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Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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