Guidelines for Motorcyclists
The motorized two-wheeler rider is the one most likely to
sustain serious injuries no matter whether he hits a pedestrian
cat or another vehicle. This is because he is traveling at a
speed more than 15 kmph without any protection around. The
human body is not able to tolerate forces generated when the
head or any other bone hits hard and rigid objects at speed
higher than 15 kmph.
We can avoid accidents by following guidelines:
- While driving always carry your driving license and
important documents such as your vehicle registration
certificate, insurance certificate, road tax and etc
- MUST NOT carry more than one pillion rider and he/she
MUST sit astride the machine on a proper seat and should
keep both feet on the footrests.
- Make yourself as visible as possible from the sides as
well as the front and rear. You could wear a white or
brightly coloured helmet. Wear fluorescent clothing or
strips. Dipped headlights, even in good daylight, may also
make you more conspicuous.
- You should be aware of what is behind and in the sides
before maneuvering. Look behind you; use mirrors if they are
- Wear reflective clothing or strips to improve your
chances of being seen in the dark.
- Never Drink while driving
- Follow the traffic signals, lights and signs
- Avoid using the cell phone when driving. If urgent move
to left, stop and then take the call
- Do not ride at high speeds. You may lose control and
your life in the bargain
- Always use a helmet
- Do not ride or wheel your vehicle on to the footpath
- Use your lights when riding at night
- Understand the signals given by other road users and use
the same when riding
- Never stop abruptly in traffic. Move to the left and
When passing a stationery vehicle allow sufficient clearance
for the car doors which may open suddenly
- Do not try and weave your way through stationery or slow
moving traffic. It may cause accidents
- Slow down at zebra crossing and if needs be stop
- Always ride with both hands on the handlebar except when
- Donít sit children on fuel tanks or stand them in front
of the rider
- Avoid using brakes at turns. If needed, ensure both
brakes are applied gently
- MUST wear a protective helmet. Helmets MUST comply with
the Regulations and they MUST be fastened securely.
Facts about Helmet :
- It should not obstruct vision.
- It should not impair with hearing.
- It should be light weight.
- It should not cause fatigue which causes crashes.
- It should not cause skin diseases.
- It should not increase the probability of neck injuries.