1. The main rule to bear in mind when driving in India is that there aren’t really any rules, yet there is a sense of road etiquette nonetheless. Be ready to give way, to brake quickly and to honk your horn, which seems to be used more as a reminder that you are there than an angry gesture.
2. Always wear a seatbelt and have insurance. Request another car if the one presented to you does not have functioning seatbelts.
3. One aspect of India’s road rules that is much stricter than in the UK is that of driving under the influence of alcohol. The legal limit is roughly a third of what it is in the UK and penalties if caught can include up to six months in prison.