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Road Safety means driving vehicle on roads with a consciousness of safety, but it does not means only road

HSE Guidelines on Road Safety 

  • The Person operating the vehicle must comply with the rules & regulations laid down in “The Motor Vehicle Rule 1988.
  • Relevant policies, procedures, protective equipment, and documentation are provided to new drivers during induction.
  • A process should be in place to conduct driving license checks for all new and existing drivers.
  • A system should be in place to maintain appropriate driver records, including copies of employment applications, medical/health information, reference checks, training records and qualifications, accident history.
  • Before being assigned a vehicle, checks are made on the extent to which the employee has driven that type and size of vehicle before.
  • Drivers are assessed on their knowledge of Motor Vehicle Act’1988 such as signage, road safety etc.
  • Drivers understand that they must immediately inform their supervisor of any health or wellbeing issues affecting their ability to drive safely.
  • A driver must not continue his services more than 10 hours in a day so that it should not lead to excessive fatigue & stress.
  • Use of Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited during driving of a vehicle
  • The drivers who are taking medicine that might impair their driving performance must not drive vehicle.
  • Eyesight should be checked of each driver once in every two years & at the beginning of the job.
  • Use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited while driving.
  • Driver must use seat belt while driving.
  • There should be a clear vehicle selection, allocation, and replacement policy covering vehicle construction, driver and vehicle safety, fuel efficiency and environmental performance standards.
  • There should be an appropriate program for planned vehicle maintenance, with detailed records maintained on all vehicles, distinguishing between both planned and unscheduled maintenance, and collision damage.
  • Maintenance, repairs and modifications to fleet vehicles are conducted and administered by competent mechanics, complying with manufacturer and legal specifications as a minimum standard.
  • All minor/major accidents should be reported to Company management & appropriate corrective and preventive action should be taken to avoid reoccurrence
  • All vehicle should accommodate only that number of persons which is approved by State Road Transport
  • Speed of the vehicle shouldn’t exceed 80 km/hr on any instance.
  • All the vehicles entering in Company premises should have valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate
  • Drivers should follow all the Company Safety & Environment rules inside the company premises.


  • 85,000 people killed in 4.5 lakh accidents REPORTED on Indian Roads every year
  • Almost 215 killed daily
  • Immeasurable social & emotional cost of accidents
  • Road accidents lack glamour of air /ship rail disasters and hence do not affect people’s psyche greatly.
  • Our commitment should be to ensure that our activities do not pose a threat to own employees, contractors’ workers and to public.

Some chilling facts:

  • Head on accidents followed by rear end collision – 70%
  • 65% accidents are due to rash & negligent driving
  • 70% die on the spot & 7% on way to the hospital
  • One death every 2.75 minutes on Indian roads
  • Accidents per 1000 vehicles in India is 14 against 5 in most of the countries
  • Two wheelers – the most unsafe vehicle is 72% of entire vehicle population in India

Five Worst Habits of Indian Drivers

  • Lane Cutting
  • Jumping Signals
  • Speeding
  • Rash Overtaking
  • Drunken driving


People say helmets are expensive, but is it more expensive than life?”  Over 75 per cent of cases are two- wheeler related. Head injuries are common because helmets are not worn.


The difference between the belted person’s stopping distance and the unbelted person’s stopping distance  is significant.


A loose seat belt is as good as no seat belt.

Be A Defensive Driver

  • Do not overtake if in doubt .
  • Let someone else do the driving if you
  • have to drink.
  • Overtake only from right.
  • Never jump the red light, It may cause
  • your life.
  • Two wheelers are meant for two persons

 It is better to be safe than sorry!!!!!

Oath: Road Safety

  •  Biggest enemies of road Safety is Liquor, Speed &  Overload —-    Avoid It.
  • Midway crossing is dangerous to life — Avoid It.
  • Don’t ride with children in your lap. -Never Never.
  • Lane driving is safe driving.  —              Do It.
  • Never jump the red light, It may cause your life.
  • Life is a game – Play it, but not on the road.
  • Let’s take OATH to be a Defensive driver, obey all

Road Safety Signs (Road Signs) & Save the life of people on road accidents.

Road Safety Road Map
Road Safety Road Map


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