CROSS ROADS – VINOD KUMAR
There are wreck less people on the road. That is why you must take much care, when you are driving a motor vehicle. Road rage is becoming common. Traffic jams in roads in India has become of concern to many cities. In New Delhi, regimenting cars to the odd number-‐ even number scheme is inevitable. There do not seem to be any other solution. Even metro trains has contributed to easing traffic but not been successful to eliminate stand still traffic.
It is important to learn rules and regulations of road use. A twenty meter gap is essential before you overtake from behind a heavy vehicle. This gives you the full view of oncoming vehicles on opposite side. And this distance of twenty meters margin can benefit, when you choose to fall back and not to overtake. Such meaningful traffic rules and regulations must be given due respect. Diligent drivers are the ones who follow traffic rules. It is certain that road use for the day is temporary. You will certainly park your car and exit the road use, when you reach destination or work, or at home. So, then why not plan to make the journey, an enjoyable one? If you plan well, before journey, then you will manage well, your time that you are on road. Incorporate additional few minutes, just in case of delay along your journey. Then you will cease to be anxious and not to hurry in haste. To be safe while driving, it’s important that you are not in a rush. Your decisions while you negotiate traffic are optimized when your mind is calm and alert. It is futile to share your attention to another person on your mobile phone, while you are driving on road.
If you have slept well and rested at home, then you will avoid feeling sleepy while driving. If in case your eyes are tired and drowsy, then stop your car in, road side car park. Rest for about half an hour and refresh yourself.
If you have other passengers in car, then their safety is in your hands, when you are driving. Do not indulge in entertaining all passengers inside the car. Refrain from involving into their conversations. Your attention and focus on road must be undivided, especially on high way and at high speeds.
Always prefer to reduce speeds in curves and turning. Never get competitive on road, with and along other cars on roads. Do not let rudeness of other drivers to provoke you. If there are other wreck less drivers, then it’s okay to let them move on. And you may trail but surely you will be safer. Many roads in India may be built unsafe. It’s common to read the signage, that cautions. They say danger zone or accident prone.