Car Driving Rules
11. Right Of Way
Pedestrians have the right of way at uncontrolled pedestrian crossings.
When any road is provided with a footpath or cycletrack especially for other
traffic, except with permission of a police officer in uniform, a driver
shall not drive on such footpath or track.
12. Taking 'U' Turn
No driver shall take a 'U' turn where 'U' turn is especially prohibited and
on a busy traffic road. If a 'U' turn is allowed the driver shall slow
signal by hand as for a right turn, watch in the rear view mirror and turn
when safe to do so.
13. Signals To Be Given By Drivers
The following signals shall be used by drivers of all motor vehicles namely
(a) When about to slow down, a driver shall extend his right arm with the
palm downward and to the right of the vehicle and shall move the arm so
extended up and down several times in such a manner that the signal can be
seen by the driver of any vehiclewhich maybe behind him.
(b) When about to stop, the driver shall raise his right forearm vertically
outside of and to the right of the vehicle, palm to the right.
(c) When about to turn to the right or to drive to the right hand sideof
the road in order to pass another vehicle or for any other purpose, a driver
shall extend his right hand in a horizontal position outside of and to the
right of his vehicle with the palm of the hand turned to the front.
(d) When about to turn to the left or to drive to the left to the left hand
side of the road a driver shall extend his right arm and rotate it in an
(e) When a driver wishes to indicate to a driver of a vehicle behind him
that he desires to overtake him he shall extend his right hand and arm
horizontally outside of and to the right of the vehicle and shall bring the
arm backward and forward in a semi- circular motion.
14. Direction Indicator
The signals referred to in regulation 12, may be simplified also by
mechanical or electrical devices.
15. Parking Of The Vehicle
(a) Every driver of a motor vehicle parking on any road shall park in such
a way that it does not causeor is not likely to cause danger, obstruction or
undue in convenience to other roadusers and if the manner of parking is
indicated by any sign board or markings on the road side, he shall park the
vehicle in such a manner.
(b) A driver of a motor vehicle shall not park his vehicle:-
(i) at or near a road crossing, a bend, top of a hill or a humpbacked
(ii) on a footpath;
(iii) near a traffic light or pedestrian crossing;
(iv) in a main road or one carrying fast vehicle;
(v) opposite another parked vehicle or as obstruction to other vehicle;
(vi) alongside another parked vehicle;
(vii) on roads or at places where there is a continuous white line with or
without a broken line;
(viii) near a bus stop, school or hospital entrance or blocking a traffic
sign or entrance to a premises or a fire hydrant;
(ix) on the wrong side of the road;
(x) where parking is prohibited;
(xi) away from the edge of the footpath.
16. Visibility Of Lamps And Registeration Marks
(a) No load or other goods shall be placed on any motor vehicle so as to
mark or otherwise interrupt vision of any lamp, registeration mark or any
other mark required to be carried by or exhibited on any motor vehicle by or
under the Act, unless a duplicate of the lamp so marked or otherwise
obscured is exhibited in the manner required by or under the Act for the
exhibition of the marked or obscured lamp or mark.
(b) All registeration and other marks required to be exhibited on a motor
vehicle by or under the Act shall at all times be maintained in a clear and
17. One Way Traffic
A driver shall not
(i) drive a motor vehicle on road declared 'One-Way' except in the
direction specified by sign boards;
(ii) drive a vehicle in a reverse direction into a road designated 'One
18. Driving On Channelised Roads ( Lane Traffic)
(a) Where any road is marked by lanes for movement of traffic, the driver
of a motor vehicle shall drive within the lane and change the lane only
after giving proper signal.
(b) Where any road is marked by a yellow line dividing road, vehicles
proceeding in the same direction trying to ovrtake each other shall not
cross the yellow line.
19. Stop Sign On Road Surface
(a) When any line is painted on or inlaid into the surface of any road at
the approach to the road guide or to a pedestrian crossing or otherwise, no
driver shall drive a motor vehicle shall any part thereof projects beyond
that line at any time when a signal to stop is being given by thr Police
Officer or by means of traffic control light or by display of any traffic
(b) A line for the purpose of this regulation shall not be less than 50
millimetres in width at any part and may be either in white, black or
(a) No vehicle other than a mechanically disabled motor vehicle or
incompletely assembled motor vehicle, a registered trailer or a side car,
shall be drawn or Towed by any motor vehicle, except for purposes of
delivery and to the nearest filling station or garage.
(b) No motor vehicle shall be drawn or Towed by any other motor vehicle
unless there is in the driver's seat of the motor vehicle being drawn or
Towed a person holding a licence authorising him to drive the vehicle or
unless the steering wheels of the motor vehicle being Towed, are firmly and
securely supported clear of the road surface by some crane or other device
on the vehicle which is drawin or Towing it.
(c) When a motor vehicle is being Towed by another motor vehicle the clear
distance between the rear of the front vehicle and the front of the rear
vehicle shall at no time exceed five metres. The Tow ropes, or chains shall
be of a type-easily distinuishable by other road users and there shall be
clearly displayed on the rear of the vehicle being Towed in black letters
not less than seventy - five mllimetres high and on a white background the
words 'ON Tow'.
(d) No motor vehicle when Towing another vehicle other than a trailer or a
sidecar shall be driven at a speed exceeding twenty- four kilometres per