Do not drive without–
- Valid driving licence
- Vehicle registration certificate
- Valid vehicle’s insurance certificate
- Permit and vehicle’s certificate of fitness
- Valid Pollution under control certificate
Attributes of a good driver–
- Alertness & awareness of surroundings
- Consideration for others
- Politeness & helpful attitude
Good Habits during driving
- Use both hands on the steering wheel
- Hands to be at 10 and 2 position
- Rest gently on steering wheel
Bad Habits during driving
- One hand on steering wheel
- Steering by spokes
- Thumbs inside wheel
- Crossing arms
Make sure you see other drivers and they can see you by doing the following:
- Keep a clear view when driving.
- The windows should not be coated with any material that keeps you from seeing out in any direction.
- Check and adjust your mirrors and find your blind spots.
- Check your blind spots by turning your head to look over your shoulder.
Side View Mirror Setting should be 20% inside view and 80% outside view
- Obey traffic lights & signs
- Use Seat Belt – Don’t operate any vehicles without wearing seat belt.
- While driving – Don’t use mobile phone.
- Apply parking brakes – Be sure to apply all parking brakes on equipment. Use stoppers/ blocks while parking vehicles in slopes.
- Be cautious when approaching vehicles – Be careful about approaching machinery without proper signalling.
- Periodical maintenance of all vehicle shall be ensured.
- All vehicle shall be equipped with the first-aid kit.
The ability to slow down or stop the vehicle is more important than being able to accelerate and change gear. Which may be done:
- by deceleration as the pressure on the accelerator pedal is relaxed
- by the applications of the brakes
On a good dry road, the average vehicle should be capable of stopping as per the following table:
- Ensure necessary speed & acceleration to overtake
- Check traffic from rear side
- Alert the driver by horn or flashlights
- After overtaking return to your lane
- Never reverse from a side road into the main road
- Check for animals, children etc. before reversing
- Use horn/ automatic reverse horn while reversing
- For bigger vehicles use assistance from helper
Essential items to be kept in a vehicle
Jack, Spare Tyre, Hand Tools, Vehicle Documents, Glass Cleaner, First Aid Kit, Fire Extinguisher, Spare Bulbs, Small Towel /Tissue Paper Box /hand wash, water bottle