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Traffic Rules and Traffic Signals

 In the year 1914 "Indian Motor Vehicle Act 1914" was passed in our country to regulate the motor vehicles and as well as other road users. Since then the traffic pressure on the roads of our country multiply several times and at the same time to control the unprecedented growth in the number of motor vehicles, the first Motor Vehicle Act 1914 which was in later years known as "The motor Vehicle Act 1988" was amended and revised several times by the Government of India.

Traffic rules and regulations are devised to assure the smooth flowing of motor vehicles in the road. Moreover, traffic rules and regulation are not only for the driver of the vehicles but at the same times these rules are meant for the pedestrians, cyclist, motor-cyclist and other road users. The thorough knowledge of traffic rules/regulations, traffic signs and markings are very essential for the drivers and road users. The proper knowledge of these rules can reduce the number of accident and thus can establish a healthy and organized traffic system in our country.

Traffic signs warn you of possible dangers and provide information. They tell you what the rules are and what the road conditions are like.

Traffic light Signals

The traffic lights at the road intersections are very important device for the pedestrians and driver's .It controls the traffic very effectively. We should follow these signals at all time.

A RED light means that you must come to a full stop
behind the stop line.Remember, the crossing of stop line
is an offence.You have to remain there until the
light turns green.
The AMBER color light means CAUTION.
When the amber light turns on it gives you
a signal to be ready for the go.
A GREEN light means GO through the intersection
carefully and slowly.
A flashing RED light means you must come to a full stop
and may proceed only when the road is safe and clear
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