Road Rules

Driving on the Road

Driving on Divided Public Road

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Whenever any public road has been divided into two or more roadways, no person shall drive/ride a vehicle upon such public road except upon the left hand roadway, unless directed or permitted by an appropriate road traffic sign or a traffic officer to use another roadway.


Driving on Left Side of Roadway

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Any person driving a vehicle on a public road shall drive on the left side of the roadway and, where the roadway is wide enough, in such manner as not to encroach on that half of the roadway to his or her right:

Provided that such encroachment shall be permissible—

  • where it can be done without obstructing or endangering other traffic, or
  • in compliance with a direction of a traffic officer or a road traffic sign.

When you become aware of other traffic proceeding in the same direction and wishing to pass your vehicle –

  • drive as near to the left edge of the roadway as is possible, without endangering yourself, other traffic or property, and
  • do not accelerate the speed of your vehicle until the other vehicle has passed.

When about to pass oncoming traffic, the driver of a motor vehicle must ensure that his/her vehicle does not encroach on the roadway to his/ her right in such manner as may obstruct or endanger such oncoming traffic.

The driver of a vehicle intending to pass a stationary bus must do so with due care for the safety of persons who are approaching or leaving or may approach or leave such bus.


Prohibition of Driving on Shoulder of Road

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No person shall drive a light motor vehicle on the shoulder of a public road, however, during the period between sunrise and sunset, such vehicle may be driven on the shoulder of a public road which is designated for one lane of traffic in each direction while such vehicle is being overtaken by another vehicle; and

  • while such motor vehicle is being overtaken by another vehicle; and
  • if he or she can do so without endangering himself or herself, other traffic, pedestrians or property on such public road; e.g. when you have a flat tyre.
  • if persons and vehicles upon such public road are clearly discernible at a distance of at least 150 meters.

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