Highway driving provides unmatched pleasure to us petrolheads. Whoever coined the phrase "the journey is as important as the destination" must've been a gearhead at heart. Things have never been better for Indian driving enthusiasts. Cars are getting increasingly competent, road quality has much improved in the last decade, and traveling in India exposes you to unparalleled natural beauty.
Unfortunately, India leads the world in road accident fatality rates. Someone dies on our roads every 4 minutes! Rather than the quality of road, you can put this down to poor driving skills, ill-maintained vehicles & awful post-incident medical support. The number of injured people who die between the accident time & them reaching the hospital is shockingly high.
Highway driving entails faster speeds & more overtaking. Most accidents occur while overtaking or at junctions. As a responsible, informed car owner who cares about his safety & that of others on the road, it is important for you to follow the best practices listed below.
Before firing the engine up:
Best Practices for Safe Driving on Indian Highways:
Your Equation with other road users:
The "Sweeper" Car:
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Safe Driving on Hills:
Breaks, Food & Fuel:
Happy road-tripping! India is a land with immeasurable beauty, much of it untapped for you to explore. Head out and have some fun. Be sure to treat your car to a full wash (underbody included) at a nearby petrol pump when you're back home.
Quick Recap of Cautionary Road Signs:
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Image Credits : The pictures of this Article have been sourced from various Team-BHP threads. Thanks to BHPians for shooting & sharing them.