Common Sense – Shall’s and Shall Nots

In the wake of the recent focus on traffic rules and traffic sense, a few issues that come to mind…..

The biggest of them encompasses most of them and states

Bella Vista Belagavi

“I SHALL ABIDE BY TRAFFIC RULES AND COMMON TRAFFIC SENSE MYSELF; BEFORE EXPECTING OTHERS TO DO THE SAME”

traffic-rules belagaviHere are a few others that come to my mind

A) I shall ensure that both me and my family members have a valid driving licence before we use vehicles

B) I shall use the helmet when I on a two wheeler and a seat belt when I am in a car and will make sure that I extend the advice to others when I discover that they are not doing so

C) I shall drive/ride within speed limits rather than over accelerate

D) I shall overtake only if and when necessary and shall ensure that I have a clear sight of where I am heading

E) I shall be extra careful at intersections especially the blind intersections where owners of corner plots have constructed compound walls

F) I shall not squeeze through the traffic signal or the railway crossing at the last moment

G) I shall respect the barricades and the one way roads that have been defined and not resort to wrong side driving or riding even if it means an apparent extra distance to travel

H) I shall keep safe distance from other vehicles even on clear roads

I) I will be extra careful while driving near schools or through relatively narrow lanes in anticipation of someone suddenly trying to cross across the road

J) I shall be extra careful when I am driving through relatively dimly lit roads at night or even early morning despite the fact that the street may seem clear

K) I shall not have excess riders on my two wheeler

L) I shall make sure that I do not park at corners or in any manner that may cause inconvenience to others

M) I shall respect accommodate the inconvenience caused by the manner of the elderly, new learners and the children who are either walking or riding/driving on the streets, especially their tendency to do it slowly

N) I SHALL NOT USE THE MOBILE PHONE WHILE I AM RIDING THE BIKE OR WHILE DRIVING A CAR BUT WILL PULL OVER TO THE SIDE AND TALK IF IT IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY

O) I shall exercise absolute caution and effectively use the side and rear view mirrors to gauge vehicles in proximity

P) I shall not indulge in riding side by side with friends and hold conversations while I am riding

Q) I shall not indulge in eating or drinking while I am driving my vehicle regardless of whether I am on a crowded or clear road

R) I SHALL CAREFULLY MONITOR HOW MY SON OR DAUGHTER IS USING THE VEHICLE TO ENSURE THAT HIS/HER RIDING/DRIVING IS NO THREAT TO ANYONE INCLUDING SELF

S) I shall focus on the maintenance of the vehicles in the family and make necessary corrections when necessary

More importantly….

I shall consciously make sure that i inform others to do the same whenever I see them not following the minimum precautions that need to be taken….BOTH In person and on social media.

Even if the police are not doing the job, I will do mine because it’s my life and that of my family and friends and fellow citizens that is at stake…

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8 COMMENTS

  1. YOU HAVE COVERD ALL THE POINTS, GR8 WORK,
    I have 2 points
    1)Pedestrians Should walk on the footpath if it’s present and govt should construct wherever they are not.
    2)Again The Pedestrians should cross the roads where there are Zeebra Strips.
    I hav seen/experienced some ppl cross moving Vehicles As if like the vehicle has flagged of n they are racing 🏁

  2. Compliments for highlighting the need for incorporation of more and ‘relevant to time’ oaths. It is unfortunate that in Belgaum a pedestran has to look at both ways in a one-way road to ensure a safe crossing. Even our pride NH4 is also not spared (eg traffic comes from Santhesh motors area to HESCOM area) every day in opposite direction in the absence of a service road in this small 1 km stretch.
    We citizens have to step up our efforts to create road safety awareness.

  3. Yes, Sameer sir this was needed.. For all, for me too.. I too didn’t follow a couple of points mentioned.. Will try my best to mend my deficiencies in following the traffic rules..
    Although I know these.. It’s quintessential to read these once everyday, and literally byheart it like school children!! Then only on road we will be reminded, and we will follow..

  4. Yes, Uday this is needed.. For all, for me too.. I too didn’t follow a couple of points mentioned.. Will try my best to mend my deficiencies in following the traffic rules..
    Although I know these.. It’s quintessential to read these once everyday, and literally byheart it like school children!! Then only on road we will be reminded, and we will follow..

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