Guidelines for Car Drivers

  • Always carry your driving license & Blue Book with you while driving.
  • Don't Drink while Driving.
  • Don't Drive under the influence of drugs.
  • Obey all traffic signals, lights and signs.
  • Use the indicator or hand signals when changing lanes.
  • Adhere to permitted speed limits.
  • Don't use your cell phone while driving. If you must, move to the left, halt and then make the call.
  • Irrespective of right of way, stay alert and be considerate to pedestrians especially senior citizens, handicapped, ladies and children.
  • Do not overload your vehicles - be it luggage or passengers.
  • Do not use tinted glasses, lenses or visors or anything that restricts vision at night or in poor visibility conditions.
  • Do not drink and drive as it adversely affects your judgment and abilities.
  • Wear seat belts.
  • Always drive using the correct gear.
  • Avoid sudden braking and harsh acceleration.
  • Never use the clutch as footrest while driving.
  • Do not overload your vehicle or trailer. Never tow greater weight than recommended by the manufacturer of your vehicle.
  • Please ensure that all children under 14 years of age wear seat belts or sit in an approved child restraint.
  • Driving in fatigue enhances the probability of an accident. To minimize this risk you must follow these rules:   
    • Make sure you are fit to drive. Do not undertake a long journey (longer than an hour) if you feel tired.
    • Avoid undertaking long journeys between midnight and early morning hours, when natural alertness is at its worst.
    • Plan your journey in breaks. A minimum break of at least 15 minutes after every two hours of driving is recommended.
    • If you feel sleepy, stop at a safe place. Do not stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway
    • The most effective ways to counter sleepiness are to take a short nap (up to 15 minutes) or drink, for example, two cups of strong coffee. Fresh air, exercise or turning up the radio may help for a short time, but are not as effective.
  • Children in cars. Drivers who are carrying children in cars should ensure that :
  • Children do not sit behind the rear seats in an estate car or hatchback, unless a special child seat has been fitted.
  • The child safety door locks, where fitted, are used when children are in the car.
  • Children are kept under control.
  • A rear-facing baby seat is never fitted into a seat protected by an AIRBAG.