Drive and Travel safe this Monsoon
After the heat onslaught rains ought to bring joy. But, more often than not, they bring misery in the form of heavy water logging, which in turn leads to traffic jams. Nevertheless, it’s never too difficult to save yourself from the trauma if you follow the simple rules.
- To avoid traffic problems, follow the
- First and foremost: slow down! It takes longer to stop or adjust in wet weather
- Stay toward the middle lanes - water tends to pool in the outer lanes
- Drive on the tracks of a vehicle ahead of you.
- Turn your headlights on even in a light rain, or in gloomy, foggy or overcast conditions
- Replace old or brittle wipers
- Avoid off-road driving
- Never drive beyond the limits of visibility
- Never drive through moving water if you can't see the ground through it; your car could be swept off the road
- If possible, stay off the road during heavy thunderstorms
- While going to office, if possible, go for Car Pool approach
- Always stay in touch with Weather page / radio channel / news bulletin Before You Move!
- Make sure that your vehicle parts / accessories are in working condition
- Make sure that you have enough Fuel in your fuel tank.
- People who love to travel and camp during raining seasons need to take extra care to make the journey memorable for all good reasons. While travelling, kindly take care of the following-
» Avoid camping in a wash or in the bottom of a canyon with steep side slopes.
» If your vehicle is suddenly caught in rising water, leave it immediately and seek higher ground.
» Keep first aid supplies especially disinfectant scrubs and adhesive plaster/ bandages.