Starting the car at roadside:
Must knows for starting at roadside.
Watch if there are any barriers, cars, or pedestrians around the car, and yield to other driving vehicles and pedestrians.
Usage of lights and honking
Why to use lights and honking?
- Automobile terminologies such as lights and honking are used to warn others of the direction that the driver is going to take, and let other drivers prevent or cope with.
Timing for using the lights
- Use low beam when cars ecounter and follow each other at night, or when the illumination is clear in the city.
- Turn on the light when it gets blear, windy, sandy, rainy, snowy, or foggy.
- Use the fog lamp or high beam when it gets foggy.
- Turn on the indicator before changing directions or lanes.
- Turned the indicator on 30 meters ahead of the intersection for left/ right turn.
Regulations for honking
--Drivers can only honk once at a time in priciple.
- Honking three times consecutively is not allowed. The lenghth of each honking cannot exceed 0.5 second.
--Timing for honking.
- When the visual range is bad at sharp turns or upward hills.
- When the car behind wants to overtake in the same lane in the countryside.
- During emergency or in danger.
- Hand held mobile phones are not allowed during driving
Follow the speed limit
The speed limit is indicated on the speed limit signs or lines. If there is no signs or lines, drivers should follow the regulations as follows:
The speed limit is 50 km/hr. The speed limit is 40 km/hr on the roads without lane markers, reversible lanes, or separation lines for slow and fast lanes.
- Racing and dangerous driving are prohibited.
Keep a safe distance when driving
two cars in the same lane should keep a braking distance.
Distance between cars:
Distance between cars Speed minimum distance Large vehicles Small vehicles 60km/hr 40m 30m 70km/hr 50m 35m 80km/hr 60m 40m 90km/hr 70m 45m 100km/hr 80m 50m
Time distance between cars:
Time distance between cars Small vehicles 2seconds of safety distance between cars Large vehicles 4seconds of safety distance between cars
Keep safe distance:
Children Safety Seat should be placed properly.
Road sections which overtaking is not allowed:
- At turns, steep hills, narrow roads, intersections, railroad grade crossing, repaired sections, and cities where traffic is busy, overtaking is not allowed.
- Overtaking is not allowed at schools, hospitals, and other locations and sections with "No Overtaking" signs; or when two cars encounter or more than two cars in the front.
No overtaking lines.
Drivers should yield under the following conditions:
- When hearing the alarm of fire engines, ambulances, police cars, wrecker heavy recovery vehicles, no matter which direction it comes from, the drivers should yield. The drivers should neither speed directly behind, nor driving over the hose of the fire engine when fire fighters are working.
- Drivers should yield when meeting vehicles with children, school buses, and special vehicles for handicapped or instruction cars.
Traffic at intersections
For uphill ramps, drivers should put on their hand brakes tightly, switch to low-speed gears of forward gears (P gear for automatic transmission) and set up wheel stop.
For downhill ramps, besides putting on hand brakes tightly, shifting to reverse gear (P gear for automatic transmission), and setup wheel gear, drivers can also prevent the cars from sliding with the safety median on the roadside. Drivers should turn left the steering wheels at uphill ramps, turn right at downhill ramps.
Driving on the steep hills
- Driving in a S-shaped curve is not allowed when driving uphill.
- Turning off engine and slide down with neutral gear are not allowed at downhill.
Steep hills ramps
- For uphill ramps, drivers should put on their hand brakes tightly, switch to low-speed gears of forward gears (P gear for automatic transmission) and set up wheel stop.
- For downhill ramps, besides putting on hand brakes tightly, shifting to reverse gear (P gear for automatic transmission), and setup wheel gear, drivers can also prevent the cars from sliding with the safety median on the roadside.
- Drivers should turn left the steering wheels at uphill ramps, turn right at downhill ramps.
Must knows for reversing:
- Drivers should drive backwards carefully and check if there are other vehicles and pedestrians after indicating with reverse light or hand gestures.
- Large vehicle drivers should send somebody to guide at the back of the car because the blind corner is larger there. If nobody is available to offer guidance, the driver should check if there is enough space at the back and asking other vehicles and pedestrians to yield.
Automobile drivers should slow down before entering pedestrian crossing. If there are pedestrians crossing the road, no matter if there is instruction of traffic police or traffic signs available, drivers should yield to pedestrians.
- When seeing the signs or lines indicating railroad crossing ahead, drivers should reduce the speed immediately to less than 15 km/hr.
- When near the railroad crossing, drivers should stop, watch, and listen to make sure there's no train coming from either side before crossing.
- Drivers are not allowed to overtake, make U-Turns, reverse, park temporarily or park at railroad crossing.
No Temporary Parking
Regulations against Temporary Parking
- On the bridges, in the tunnels, on roundabouts, at the opposite side of barriers, at railroad crossings, pedestrian crossings, and in the fast lanes, temporary parking is not allowed.
- Temporary parking is not allowed in the areas less than 10 meters from intersections and bus stops, and less than 5 meters from fire hydrants and entrance/exit of fire engines.
- Temporary parking is not allowed at locations with no temporary parking signs and lines.
- Temporary parking is not allowed in front of traffic signs.
No Temporary Parallel Parking.
No Temporary Parking Lines.
--Regulations for No Parking
- Parking is not allowed at locations where temporary parking is prohibited or with "No Parking" signs or lines.
- Turns, steep hills, narrow roads, or repaired sections, airports, stations, ports, schools, locations for entertainment, exhibitions, and competition, markets, entrance / exit of other public places, and in front of fire hydrants, parking is not allowed.
- At locations with "No Parking" signs, parking is not allowed except vehicles for the handicapped.
No Parallel Parking.
--Know-how for temporary parking
Drivers should follow directions of other vehicles' direct motion and drive right next to the right side of the road for temporary parking. If driving on a one-lane road, drivers should drive close to cars at the roadside. The outer distance between the wheels on the right side and rim stones or road rims should not exceed 60 cm. But for large vehicles, the distance should not exceed 1 meter. The same applies to the temporary parking on the left side of one-way streets.
--No Parking Lines
--How to park
When parking, drivers should follow the directions of vehicles' direct motion and drive closely next to the right side of the roads. But at one-way street, drivers should park right next to the roadside. The outer distance of wheels on the right side from the rim stones or road rims should not exceed 40 cm.