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Do not drive without these documents with you

When you talk about the documents required before you go on a road, it depends upon the place/state/country you live in and driving. So before you learn to drive first read about documents and rules. Here are some of the general documents that you must have while driving:

  1. Driving License (Must not be expired or invalid)
  2. Certificate  of the Vehicle Registration
  3. Insurance Certificate of the vehicle (Must not be expired or invalid)
  4. The certificate of vehicle’s fitness and permit (Applicable for transport vehicles only)
  5. Pollution Under Control Certificate (Must be valid and in control)

Traffic Rules and Regulations you must obey while on the road:

  • General Rules Keep left on a two-way road ( and right for countries where the rule is to drive on the right side) to allow traffic from the opposite direction to pass on your right and on a one-way road that will allow vehicles to overtake you from your right.
  • Stick to the left of the road when turning left. When you turn right, move to the center of the road you are leaving and arrive near the road you are entering on the left side.
  • Slow down at the junctions of the road, intersections, pedestrian crossings and corners of the road and wait until you are certain of a clear passage.
  • Do not park too close to a traffic light or a footpath crossing; on the main road or a heavy-duty road; in front of the opposite of another parked vehicle causing obstruction; on white-line roads; near a bus stop, school or hospital entrance; etc.
  • The vehicle registration number should always be clear, readable and noticeable.
  • Do not drive on a single route except in the direction allowed.
  • Do not cross the Yellow Line, even when you cross the road.
  • Do not cross the stop line painted on the road when you arrive at a junction or intersection of the road or when you pass a pedestrian.
  • Towing is permitted only for motor vehicles, registered trailers, and sidecars that are mechanically disabled or incompletely assembled.
  • Only use The Horn when necessary and does not use it in a zone of silence.
  • Directions Drivers should be followed at all times either by traffic regulating police officers or by road signs or traffic signals. Violation is an offense.
  • Hold a sufficient distance from the vehicle ahead of you to avoid the collision if the vehicle slows down or stops suddenly.
  • Do not suddenly brake except for reasons of safety.
  • Vehicles coming downhill must be given the right of way on Mountains and Steep Roads to drive the vehicle uphill.
  •  While Road Repair Work is going on, slow down and drive at speeds of no more than twenty-five kilometers (25 KM/hr) per hour.
  • Do not drive backward longer than necessary and make sure that while doing so, you do not cause any other person or vehicle any danger or inconvenience.
  • Do not overtake when you think other traffic on the road might be in danger.

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