There are some Indian traffic rules you need to follow while in India. Given below is a list of some guidelines for ensur ing traffic safety in India:
• Indian government recognizes the International Driver's License (IDL). However, renting a car without a driver is not quite common in India. And even the expenses of hiring a car without a driver are similar to those with a driver. Also, it is safer to rent a car with a professional driver.
• If you are planning to stay in India for a long time and have a valid driver's license (not necessarily an IDL) issued by any competent authority in your country, then getting a driver license in India is no big problem. You can apply for a local license for driving a car or motorcycle. You will have to give a written examination for the same. However, the actual driving part of the test may be done away with (sometimes).
• If your International Driver's License (IDL) has expired, you can easily get a local driving license in India by submitting your expired license, along with a letter of introduction from your country's Embassy.
• If by any chance, you get involved in an automobile accident, wait until the police arrive and make a report. However, if a crowd gathers and appears hostile, immediately leave the place and go to the nearest police station to file an accident report.
• If you are driving or riding pillion on a two-wheeler in India, don't forget to wear a helmet.
• Frequent use of horns is very common and in fact, customary in India .
• Traffic in India moves on the left side. So, be extra cautious while crossing the road, especially if your country follows right side driving.