Rules of walking on the road

It is important to follow the rules and regulations for walking on the road to ensure safety for yourself and others. Here are some rules to keep in mind when walking on the road:

  1.  Use the pavement while walking.
  2.  Where there is no footpath, walk on the side of the road facing traffic so that you can easily see the vehicles coming from the front.
  3. Cross at designated areas: Cross the road only at designated pedestrian crossings or zebra crossings. If there is no designated crossing, look both ways before crossing the road and do so quickly and cautiously.
  4. Look both ways before crossing: Before crossing any road, look both ways to ensure that it is safe to cross. Even if the light is green for pedestrians, be cautious of vehicles turning or running a red light.
  5. Avoid distractions: Avoid using your phone or other electronic devices while walking on the road. This can distract you from potential hazards and put you in danger.
  6. Wear visible clothing: Wear brightly colored or reflective clothing to make yourself visible to drivers, especially at night.
  7. Keep children close: If you are walking with children, keep them close to you and hold their hand while crossing the road.
  8. Be respectful of traffic: Be mindful of vehicles on the road and avoid walking in the middle of the road or blocking traffic.
  9. Be cautious of animals: Be cautious of stray animals on the road, especially dogs. Avoid provoking them and keep a safe distance.
  10. Be aware of your surroundings: Be aware of your surroundings and stay alert for potential hazards. Be cautious of open drains or manholes on the road.

By following these rules and being considerate of other pedestrians and drivers, you can help make walking on the road in India a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.