How to Drive Safely in Indian Road-Travel guide

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Driving in the Ghat(Hill Area) and Mud roads viz Urban roads

Most Jeep/big car owners drive the iconic vehicles because of their celebrated off-road capacities, allowing drivers to speed through mud, whip round turns, roll over rough terrain, and do it all when remaining safe.

With regards to operating a bigger machine, like a Jeep, realize that you are at the wheel of something very heavy, strong, and possibly fatal. Consequently, always treat the big engine cars with the esteem car of its size and power deserves.

This implies constantly understanding that upkeep and routine checkups are a necessity of driving. Before you reach the trail, check the battery to be sure it is firmly in place, be sure all hoses are attached closely, check the oil and fluid levels, such as gas for longer trips, and check all the tires for holes and pressure.

When driving in the mud, it is often a wise idea to use the 4WD system in order that you’ve maximum control over your vehicle. Some Jeeps/big cars, mechanically adapt to inland conditions. Throughout the drive, be sure you’re in the appropriate equipment for the momentum which you choose, even when it means avoiding downshifting.

Be knowledgeable as to the over spin affects that may occur whenever you rev your engine. In case you lose control of your vehicle while driving throughout the mud, proceed to all the steering wheel back and forth until all the wheels get traction on the terrain.

Stop the car if you can’t gain traction. The very best and safest way to climb slopes on your Jeep would be to go up or down on all the slope – not side to side as the car may roll. Apply more power at all the base of all the hill if moving upwards and less power at all the top for optimal control of the vehicle.

When descending all the hill, lower all the gear, but keep all the clutch engaged in order that your car doesn’t coast. Use all the brakes to control your speed, but rely first on all the lower gears.

Driving a big car is a hobby which numerous people enjoy. Nevertheless, it may be hazardous if done incorrectly. Always read every roadside care and familiarize yourself with all the workings of your big cars prior to hitting all the trails. Safe practices will keep you coming back for more year after year.

Ghat driving is explained in these posts:

Mud road and Urban trips:

These are the basic Safety rules for driving safe while driving on the ghat section.

Driving down from hill

Driving down from hill requires even more driving sense than climbing up.

It is often seen drivers opt to put the car on neutral gear. In order to drive down. Don’t do that. Choose first or second gear. Do not speed up.

Honk and signal light( daring night) if you are going to a  blind curve.slow down as much as possible. While you are entering the curve in the hill.Do not go extreme either side of the road. It is often advisable to switch off the AC while climbing on the hill.

Use of ABS and alternative to ABS?

It is often said drive so smooth that the passenger seating in backseat should not feel any jarking  and if the person having a cup of  tea ,the tea should not spill at all.These are the basic Safety rules for driving safe while using or not using ABS.

Skid

In case you do not have ABS

In case of front wheel skid, mostly in the case of mud or water or oiled water mix on the road ) the front wheel skids. Do not apply immediate break. Just leave your foot from accelerator pedal. If your tires are in good condition, the front wheel will gain fraction within  seconds. Drive towards safety . In the case of front wheel skid the car may take a wider Arc. Support your car.

In case of beck wheel skid it is little tricky. You need to steer your steering wheel in the same direction. if the tires are in good condition, they will gain fraction within seconds. Do not apply brake in this condition as well.This is how to drive safe on highway or how to drive car in india.

In case you have anti lock  braking system (ABS)

ABS is a lifesaver in many occasions. I prefer you buy a car which at least have ABS.
In ABS during skid or heavy breaking, even if you pushed break hard by instinct the micro processor in the ABS computer will do the rest.

It will calculate and apply brake on the wheel. The only thing it needs to steer towards safety. So if you have ABS in your car raise the brake( don’t leave) and keep stretching towards safety.

Note

They’re  could be heavy vibration when ABS gets activated. Don’t panic or leave the brake pedal.
All-wheel drive

All wheel drive is a surely another costly technology as all your wheels gets traction in 4d drive. But be careful on how to use them, in flood ,slippery mud or showy skid they don’t help match.( I do not own a 4w drive car cannot comment Much on that)

Driving in the Rain or water:

Driving while it is raining presents a number of challenges that you do not encounter while driving on dry roads. Most drivers realize that water lessens the amount of friction between the tires along with the road, along with the slow down in reaction to reduced grip.One should know how to drive in safe mode in rain.This is how to drive safe on highway or how to drive car in india.

Rain causes slippery brakes that makes slips and slides in Indian roads. So be slow during rain. If it rains cats and dogs and you cannot proceed any further, look for a safe shelter like roadside hotels or Dhaba. Do not stop your car on highway.This is how to drive safe on highway or how to drive car in india.

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