27 Jul 2013

Guidelines for Cyclists by Delhi Traffic Police

In order to be safe while cycling on roads of Delhi, keep the following tips in mind.

Before you go out on the road with your bicycle, ensure that:

 a. You should wear:

  1. A cycle helmet.
  2. Appropriate clothes for cycling. Avoid clothes which may get tangled in the chain, or in a wheel or may obscure your lights.
  3. Light coloured or fluorescent clothing which helps other road users to see you even in dark and poorly lit roads.
  4. Reflective clothing and/or accessories (belt, arm or ankle bands) in the dark.

b. Follow these rules:

  1. Never ride with just one hand on the handle bar except when giving a signal.
  2. Keep both feet on the pedals.
  3. Do not ride more than two abreast.
  4. Use the cycle lane, wherever provided.
  5. Never follow any vehicle closely. Maintain safe distance.
  6. Do not carry anything which may affect your balance or may get tangled up with your cycle wheels or chain.
  7. Avoid big and busy roads with fast moving traffic.
  8. Stop before you enter moving traffic from a driveway, a parking lot, a minor road, or from behind a parked car or bus. Go ahead only when the way is clear.
  9. Ride on the left of the road, with other traffic.
  10. If you are passing a stopped car be careful, a door may suddenly open.
  11. Obey stop signs and traffic lights, like the rest of the traffic.
  12. Before turning right at a crossing, look back over your shoulder, and give way to the traffic coming from behind.
  13. Never stop your cycle on a pedestrian crossing.
  14. Never ride your cycle on a footpath.
  15. Never try to overtake- if you must, do it only if the driver of the vehicle in your front has permitted or signalled you to overtake.
  16. Never try to overtake a vehicle, which is in the process of taking a turn.
  17. Always follow the light signals wherever you notice them. Any violation of the same is not only against the law but also dangerous to your life.
  18. Do not enter a street where you see the "No Entry" sign.
  19. Slow down at the zebra crossing- better stop if you see people crossing the road.
  20. You should learn and understand the language of signals given by the other road users and the signal you are expected to give while riding your cycle on the road.
  21. Never stop suddenly without showing a signal. Watchfully move towards the left while slowing down, but signal your intentions to the traffic following you.
  22. Under no circumstances should you ride on the wrong side of the road or cross the road abruptly.

Source: http://www.delhitrafficpolice.nic.in/guidelines-for-cyclists.htm

No comments:

Post a Comment