How to Drive Safely in Indian Road-Travel guide

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Obviously, this is not always how it happens in practice. On the highway, you are likely to encounter prevent and-go traffic, and also to see vehicles and semis darting in and out of lanes.

Check out my log drives here:

Defensive driver wins

Be defensive driver, tortoise always win. Being defensive does not mean you are a bad driver. It only implies that you are not in the Death Race. Aggressive drivers are often considered as dangerous to road. Being defensive and slow is the first chapter on how to Drive Safely in Indian Road. Slow but steady will  follow the basic Safety rules for driving safe.

Tyre pressure

India being a mixed country in terms of temperature may make the road hot or cool during various stretches or times of the day. Tyre pressure is another safety tool that needs to maintain during a long drive.Buy a tire pressure checker. Do not cross the recommended settings provided by your car maker.If your tire pressure is in lower side, the grip will be higher. It will help you breaking but will consume more diesel/ petrol.If your tire pressure is in higher side, the grip will be laser, it will give better mileage but inefficient breaking. Keeping tyre pressure correct is one of the basic thing to know on how to drive in safe mode.

Tyre Size

There is a common practice among us to up size the Tyre. Some does for look,some for fancy some does it for better traction. When company recommended Tyre are best for us but based on safety needs we can make one size up. I did it with my ford-figo.

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Just remember, as the surface area increases when you up size a tyre, the engine needs to generate extra power to pull the car with those loads. This may increase stability but but put pressure on engine. Engine intern takes lots of fuel which is directly proportional to the hole on your purse.

when a new good threaded tyre can give you more grip. A wired and tired; balded tyre can reduce the grip. Take proper care of your tire.

Tyre burst or a sudden puncture.

This is  very uncommon incident but can happen to us.They are guidelines too in these situations. They are as follows-

  • Do not panic.
  • Of course lowest speed will help to stop the car and highest speed will reduce the chance of the survival. So you need to slow down.
  • If you sense a tyre burst or a sudden puncture , do not engage the break immediately.
  • Slowly disengage the accelerated Patel.
  • Head straight do not turn your steering.
  • The car will eventually stop.
  • Use both hand to stabilize the car.

Why tyre burst happens?

If you do not inflate your tyre as per company specification. The tires gets larger traction area and gets heated. This increases the chance to burst. I generally check tyre pressure on every 150 kilometre during my long drive.

How to prevent tyre burst?

The best possible way to prevent it is to upgrade to a tubeless tyre and use nitrogen gas to fill instead of air. Nitrogen can take higher heat.

check regularly about the thread depth. The guy who pours air or nitrogen to your tire can tell you about the condition of the tire.

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I generally do not prefer to go on a long drive while my tires are not in good shape.Keeping tyres are in good shape is one of the basic thing to know on how to drive in safe mode.

Avoid using old, wireout ,retreated,second hand tyres. They may look good after resellers makeover but very dangerous during long drive.

We, driver must take care of the tyres and that shows how to Drive Safely in Indian Road.These are the basic Safety rules for driving safe in terms of take care of the tyres.

Avoid heavy breaking

Drained oil issue

Indian roads are famous for drained oils on the road. These oils mostly come from the trucks who maintains their vehicle on the road. They generally drops the used oil on the side of the road.( sometimes on the road itself). The rain makes the oil to flow on the road surface. The oil and water mixture create a thin layer of the oil that reduce the grip of the car. If we brake to Sudden or steer to quick, it creates issues.

Driving in rain and driving under sunlight are two different things, we need to adjust our driving habit in rain.All weather pores and soft rubber tyres are best while driving in rain.These are the basic Safety rules for driving safe on highway and basic thing to know on how to drive in safe mode.

Avoid multitasking

This is the basic Safety rule for driving safe.Avoid multitasking during driving. Don’t get distract with phone calls. Do not watch movie, texts, eat during driving. avoiding multitasking is one of the basic thing to know on how to drive in safe mode.

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Avoid handling gadgets

Have you ever think critically over the stage that why the use of mobile cellphones is prohibited in most of the nations. The answer is quite simple. You don’t focus on the road whilst talking on a telephone and your concentration degree fall that lead to severe disasters.

Never attempt using hand-free gadgets too. If it’s significant to take the call, better quit your vehicle carefully along the side of the street and take the call. Never try to take calls while driving.Keeping multitasking at the bay is one of the basic thing to know on how to drive in safe mode.

Over speed a bad habit

Over speeding also put strain on your car in terms of petrol or diesel consumption.So while on long drive, stay focused on the road, not over speeding.Keeping speed in check is one of the basic thing to know on how to drive in safe mode.

Check your windshield and topup shampoo water.

Before the journey starts, make sure your glasses are clear and there should not be any problem in your visibility. You can carry a good quality glass cleaning liquid.Also, top up, the windshield water along with a pack of shampoo.

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