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Rules of the Road You Should Always Follow

Posted on October 7th, 2015

Stock PhotoWhen you first passed your drivers test the rules of the road were fresh in your mind, however, as time goes by we tend to forget those basic rules. Here are a few forgotten rules of the road we should take extra care to remember:

Leave some room – Make sure you leave room between you and the vehicle in front of you. Give yourself enough space so if the vehicle in front of you has to slam on the brakes you have enough time and space to react accordingly. If the roads are slippery, leave even more room, as you never know when your vehicle might slide.

Use your turn signals – Just because you know which way you are turning, doesn’t mean people around you know. It is very important to use your turn signals – it’s your way to communicate your intentions to pedestrians and other motorists. Failure to use your signals may not only result in a ticket, it can also cause an avoidable accident.

Use the passing lane properly – For some reason many people are under the impression that the left lane is only meant for driving over the speed limit. This is not the case. The left lane is supposed to be used for passing others and once you have passed the other vehicle you should merge back into the right lane, leaving the left lane clear for anyone else that would like to pass.

Stop at a red light when turning right – When you come across a red light, even when you are turning right, you still have to come to a complete stop before you make the turn.

Following these road rules can help you avoid getting into a future accident, as well as avoid getting an unnecessary ticket.