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Traffic Department

Ratnagiri District Traffic Department

Behind Savarkar Natya Gruha,
Arogya Mandir Road,
Ratnagiri - 415612

Traffic Guidelines

Know the basic traffic related guidelines

  • When driving always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate
  • Don’t Drink and Drive
  • Obey all traffic signals, boards and signs
  • Use the indicator or hand signals when changing lanes
  • Adhere to permitted speed limits
  • Don’t use your cell phone while driving. If urgent, move to the left, halt and then make the call
  • Irrespective of right of way, stay alert and be considerate to pedestrians especially senior citizens, handicapped and children
  • Do not overload your vehicles – be it luggage or passengers
  • Wear seat belts
  • Always drive in correct gear
  • Avoid sudden braking and harsh acceleration
  • Never use the clutch as a footrest while driving

  • Always wear helmets
  • When driving always carry your driving license and important documents such as your vehicle registration certificate, insurance certificate, road tax & P.U.C certificate
  • Never Drink and Drive
  • Adhere to traffic signals, boards and signs
  • Avoid using the cell phone when driving. If urgent move to left, stop and then take the call
  • Do not ride at high speeds. You may lose control and your life in the bargain
  • Do not ride or wheel your vehicle on to the footpath
  • Use your lights when riding at night
  • Understand the signals given by other road users and use the same when riding
  • Never stop abruptly in traffic. Move to the left and slow down
  • When passing a stationery vehicle allow sufficient clearance for the car doors which may open suddenly
  • Do not try and weave your way through stationery or slow moving traffic. It may cause accidents
  • Slow down at zebra crossing and if needs be stop
  • Always ride with both hands on the handlebar except when signaling
  • Don’t sit children on fuel tanks or stand them in front of the rider Avoid using brakes at turns. If needed, ensure both brakes are applied gently

  • Never walk on the main carriageway, it could be fatal
  • Use footpaths subways & pedestrian crossings for your safety
  • In case of no footpaths, walk against the direction of traffic which allows better visibility
  • In case of no pedestrian crossings, watch for traffic on both sides and cross when it’s safe
  • Don’t indulge in jay walking, reading newspapers or hoardings when on the roads .

  • Halt your vehicle
  • Remove the injured to the nearest private / Govt. Hospital
  • At the Government Hospital, give your name, address and relevant information of the accident to the duty constable stationed at the casualty department.
  • Wait in the hospital for arrival of the duty officer from the Police Station.
  • If you cannot give first aid or medical treatment to the injured at the place of the accident because you are surrounded by a mob, then you must report this incident immediately to nearest Police Station.

MahaTraffic App

MahaTrafficapp is for communication between citizens of Maharashtra and Maharashtra traffic authorities.
Traffic police authority send traffic alerts, challan notification where as citizen send violations and incidences on road with evidences, exact date-time and lat-long.
App facilitates viewing traffic education material and payment of traffic challans. While installing the app, a user must register himself/ herself using his/her mobile number.