Basic Traffic Rules That Pedestrians Must Follow


Traffic on roads basically consist of vehicles, pedestrians , ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars and other conveyances, either singly or together, while utilizing the public way for travel purposes . Traffic laws are the laws which administer traffic and control vehicles, while rules of the road include both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over a passage of time to facilitate the organized and timely flow of traffic.

Organized traffic normally has entrenched priorities, lanes, right-of-way, and traffic control at intersections. Traffic remains organized in many jurisdictions, with the help of marked lanes, junctions, intersections, interchanges, traffic signals, or signs. Traffic is often categorized by type: heavy motor vehicle (e.g., car, truck); other vehicle (e.g., autos, bicycle); and pedestrian. Different categories may share speed limits and easement, or be separated. Some jurisdictions may have very exhaustive and intricate rules of the road while others depend more on the drivers' common sense and willingness to oblige. Organizations basically, help maintain a better combination of travel safety and efficiency. Events, which interrupt the flow and may cause traffic to disintegrate into a disorganized mess include: road construction, collisions, wreckages or rubble in the roadway.

In order to remain safe, pedestrians must do as below:

1. Where possible, avoid walking in the middle of the road. If you have to step into the road, look both ways first and then cross.

2. Young children should not, allowed to be left alone on the pavement or road.

When taking children out, walk in between them and the traffic and embrace their hands firmly. Strap very small children into pushchairs or use reins.

3. Always walk, on the footpath. After all, the use of them is for you. In places where there are no footpaths, walk in the right side margin of the road so that you can conveniently see the traffic moving in the opposite direction.

4. Cross roads where there are pedestrian crossings. They lay painted at an exuberant cost for your convenience and comfort.

5. Where there are no pedestrian crossings, look at the traffic coming on both sides and only cross when it is safe.

6. Avoid reading newspapers or looking at hoardings while walking on the road.

7. Do not converse with friends on the road. If you want to talk either move with them to the side margin or footpath.

8. Do not come on to the main road while waiting for a bus. Stay on the footpath where bus stoppages are located.

9. Do not run after a moving bus. Follow safety rules and guidelines on the road and live long.