(Various categories of users)The various categories of road users: There are seven categories of road users. Are; drivers, motorcyclists, tricyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, children and animals. All categories of road users must respect traffic rules and regulations. This is to ensure the safety awareness of road users. Drivers Who is a driver? A driver refers to the person who operates a motor vehicle. These types of road users are said to be protected Driver’s liability A driver’s liability includes
- To make sure the vehicle is in good condition before embarking on a trip
- Avoid alcohol / drugs or any intoxicant.
- If the trip is long, the driver must stop and rest every four hours.
- Drivers must avoid fatigue.
- Do not drive if you are tired. To ensure that passengers fasten their seat belts.
Motorcyclist: Refers to the person who drives a motorized vehicle. This is another of the exposed road users. Because they have little protection against traffic accidents.
Pedal cyclist: Pedal cyclist refers to the person who rides a bicycle. The cyclist is one of the exposed road users.
Tricyclist: The person who rides in a three-wheeled motor vehicle is called a tricyclist.
Pedestrian: Pedestrians are exposed road users. They are mostly at risk compared to other road users. Drivers must take special care to avoid running over defenseless pedestrians. Drivers should know that crosswalks at the intersection always have the right of way. Pedestrians should walk on the side of the road facing traffic.
Child: Any person who is not yet an adult can be considered a child. Other road users are expected to be very careful and watch out for children while using the roads.
Animals: The other users of the road must be attentive at all times to the animals that cross the road. While driving an animal down the road, walk on the left side of the road and keep it close to the edge of the road. While riding, stay on the right side of the road.