CROSS ROADS – VINOD KUMAR
Night driving in Indian roads has it’s own challenges. In many roads the head light beam from tracks on opposite lanes, do hit right at your eyes. In such cases be extremely alert to avoid blind spots where visibility is tampered. Make a good practice of using your side mirror and rear view mirror. Do not change lanes without ensuring that it is clear and empty. Erratic and impulsive decisions may be the cause of many a traffic accidents. Do not make jerky movements while on roads as you may cause confusions to other passengers. Patience is a great virtue while on long drives. Some people habitually want to sleep after a heavy meal.
For them, small portions and not a complete fill of stomach is safer. So while behind the wheel you are not drowsy or sleepy. Do not drive if you have taken medication that has sedative properties.
I strongly recommend that you deliberately make a list of over thirty items. Write down in detail the precautions that needs attention. Share this list with other passengers, so that all are on the same page for conduct while on the tour. One precaution can be that, conflicting discussions, and disputing issues can be edited from debates while you are driving. Take care that you are not dragged into quarrel with passengers in your car.
Advance anticipation of other violations of other road users is a great skill, so that, your brain already is in prepared mode. Then in case of other violators, yet you are ready to deflect and dodge, potential dangerous driving maneuvers.
Driving and long journey is the main entity while in this act. So priority is on safety features of vehicle use. Use your vehicles and driving skills when they are essential for the journey. You can discover many more disciplines that can make your journey a very pleasurable experience. Much vigil is essential while approaching cross roads. In India it is common practice to see violators, of traffic indicating signals. At cross roads, the principle is, to be sure than to be sorry. Rule out any possibility of a collision.
This road ways of India can be a great educator. You may also be moving from one district to the next and from state, to other state, to enrich your social experience. Awareness, alertness and attention on driving and quality of driving can eliminate accidents. Enroll to the club of safe driving.
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