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Fines and traffic rules in India: what the tourists shall consider

India is one of the countries where it is very difficult for tourists to travel using their transport. This is caused by several factors: the country has left driving, the locals do not follow the rules. The owners of bigger cars always have priority on these roads.

Features of the roads and their traffic

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In India, the total length of national highways is about 600 kilometers. In total, according to the official data, there are about 33 million kilometers of roads of various levels in India.

Local roads can be driven at a speed of no more than 20-30 km/h.

The priority in movement belongs to large vehicles, as well as public transport. It includes buses, water carriers, etc. Cows in India also have a special treatment; animals freely walk on the roads. You should be very careful and drive all over them.

Truckers create the most danger on local highways. They undergo special training before getting a job. An untrained driver can actually be scared by the sound of a truck horn. The truck drivers insistently demand to be respected and given priority on the road. They are particularly aggressive towards other drivers and use the special headlight on/off technique for this. To protect yourself, you should not engage in skirmishes with truckers and not try to prove something to them.

Traffic fines in India

In different cities of this country, the most unusual fines can be applied. The driver can be punished for only the too quiet sound of the horn if the other driver cannot hear it.

On the territory of Delhi, you cannot drive smoking a cigarette. For smoking in a car, severe punishment is provided. In Mumbai, you will have to leave televisions and other types of video equipment on the front panel. Violators will have to pay a fine of 100 rupees. Also, it is not allowed to stand when the engine running. In India, the drivers who use someone else's car without a corresponding permit, are treated as lawbreakers. Such a violation envisages the payment of 500 rupees. Illegal possession of vehicles is also punishable by imprisonment for a term of three months.

You can get into jail for harming a cow. It is noteworthy that in the event of an accident on Indian roads, the driver whose vehicle has a higher cost is always considered guilty.

Despite the low driving speed, rarely exceeding 60 km/h, car owners have to be vigilant since there are a lot of scooters and bikes. For their owners, laws do not exist. They constantly overtake cars on both the right and left sides.

Rules for pedestrians

Not only drivers but also pedestrians are required to obey the traffic rules in this state. The latter may encounter difficulties when crossing the road. Crosswalk is often just of a decorative nature. In India, it is not customary to let the pedestrians pass. To reduce the risk of being wrecked, it is better to cross the road in a big company holding hands. Constant traffic jams slightly make life easier for pedestrians. They can slowly go around cars.

You should also be aware of the poor and people with disabilities. They tend to beg for money from tourists and drivers caught in traffic jams. The latter is most common in Delhi and Mumbai. You can face traffic jams not only in large settlements but also in the suburbs. Access to local roads without obstruction is possible only in the early morning when the bulk of the population is still sleeping. Do not wait for help from other people on the road. In India, everyone is responsible for oneself, and inexperienced tourists will pay for their mistakes.




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