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Road safety has always been a cause of concern in India as there are a number of mishaps happening almost every day. Hence, it becomes necessary for motor vehicle drivers to understand various traffic signs to practice safe driving. Any individual who wants to drive on Indian roads should hold a driving license and be well-versed with various traffic signs and rules.
A driving license holder has to go through a driving license test which requires him to be familiar with traffic signs and signals. The test is conducted in written or oral form depending on the service provided by the state or city RTO.
Here is how traffic signs help a motor vehicle driver while also ensuring their safety as well as that of the pedestrians.
These signs ensure smooth movement of the traffic on the road due to which it is very important for a motor driver to understand them. These signs ensure that the drivers follow the instructions featured on it. It is important to note that the violation of these signs is prohibited by the law. Here are mandatory traffic sign images displayed below.
As the name suggests, these signs warn a motor vehicle driver against the potential danger on the road ahead. These signs are displayed on the roads to help the driver take the precautionary steps to ensure his safety.
These signs inform the driver about various petrol pumps, resting places, parking spots, etc.
Here are various rules listed in the Rules of the Road Regulations, 1989 that need to be followed while driving on Indian roads.