Valid license a must for drivers.
You are allowed to drive as soon as you are 18, and allowed to learn, on the roads and .around the city, as soon as your legs reach the accelerator.
The sooner the better.
Follow the traffic rules, signs and signals at all times.
We don’t learn about the traffic rules, signals or for that matter, most of the times we don’t even have time to see the signs or lights. There’s so much more on the road to feast my eyes on, and I’m such a perfect driver, always watching the roads, what do I need traffic rules or signals for?
Always overtake from the driver’s side of the vehicle you intend to overtake.
If I have to overtake why do I need to take sides? Once I overtake him, he will know it, as it is he’s driving so slowly!
While entering a round-about, the rights to the road are always of the vehicle on your right, left incase of left-hand side drive. Let vehicles already in the circle exit first.
When I’m paying equal amount of taxes, how can his right to the roads be more than mine? Why should I let anyone else go before me, when their driving skills are not even half as good as me?
Always use your indicators while changing lanes or turning your vehicle.
In most of the cases, we don’t indicate, and even if we do, we have our hands and feet at our disposal! It is so easy to use one’s hand and indicate instead of switching on-off my indicators.
Though, I don’t know why I need to indicate my direction, when in a moment they shall know where my car is headed.
Rear view mirrors and side view mirrors help you drive more safely. Use them at all times.
In India, the roads are so full that there is no space for side view mirrors, most of the times, they are either removed or kept shut.
And for the rear view mirror, why do I need to look at the vehicle behind me, when I can hear him honking on my head?
A car has to be parked as per the parking lines in order to save space and not hinder traffic.
Parking in India
As it is, it is so difficult to get a parking space and if I go about being thoughtful about others, where will I park? I should get a parking space closest to my destination (In India it can rain any moment, so being I’m prepared), and my parking should also offer me the easiest exit route. So always leave at the least ½ a car’s gap behind and in front of your car!
But there is one common “unsaid rule”, which we witness all over the globe. A mentality, that all females are “bad drivers”. So when a man sees a women driving he will go fast and over take her, show her who’s the boss hoot some more louder and stare at her like she’s from the moon. But being a female, this is still my favorite one; I use it to my advantage.
I take it like, as I’m a female driver, I’m bad, so please excuse me, and let me go, at my own pace in my own fashion.