Safe and Responsible Driving
Use Indicators Signals
Indicators inform other drivers what you want to do so they can make adjustments accordingly. Use your indicators and brake lights to signal before turning, changing lanes, slowing down, leaving the road or coming out of a parking area. Give the correct indication well before your manoeuvre and ensure other drivers can see it. Check that the way is clear before you act — giving indication does not mean the road is clear.
Driving Through Intersections Crossings
Slow down as you get close to intersections and look carefully for traffic, signs (yield sign, stop sign, traffic light, constable manning the crossing), cyclists and pedestrians. There are two main types of intersections
Controlled intersections have traffic signals, roundabout, yield signs or stop signs to control traffic. If you get green signal, drive carefully through the intersection at a steady speed. There would be an amber signal between green and red and not the other way round. If the signal has been green for quite some time, you should get prepared to stop if it turns amber. If you have crossed the stop line when the signal gets amber, drive through the intersection with caution. When the signal turns red, bring your vehicle to a complete stop. Move again only when the red signal turns green.
In Chandigarh, many signals have timers to make road users aware about signal transitions. In case there are less than five seconds of green signal left, try to safely stop your vehicle before the stop line. Do not inch your vehicle forward as the red signal timer counts down.
Slow down or stop at yield sign and wait for the way to get clear before you drive through the intersection. Bring the vehicle to a complete stop if you face a stop sign. Drive through the intersection only when the way is clear.
Uncontrolled intersections have no signs or traffic lights. They are usually found in areas where there is less traffic. Be cautious while going through intersections.
On entering a roundabout: Before entering a roundabout, you must indicate a left or right-hand turn for at least five seconds if you intend making a turn from the roundabout.
On leaving a roundabout: When leaving a roundabout, whether you are turning left, right or going straight ahead, you must always indicate when you are about to exit. For more information, please go to the Obey Speed Limits.