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Simple Driving Rules To Remember

Updated on October 26, 2011

We're all trying to get somewhere.

As the Holidays are fast approaching I would like to go over some basic driving laws and common sense things we should be doing on the road. I don't think people are purposely driving incorrectly for the most part. For instance when I was going to for my driver's lisence I learned that it was the law that the right lane is the traveling lane and the left is for passing. My Mom didn't know that it was actually a law. Which is why I wish that everybody had to take a driver's class every four years when their license expires. Unfortunately that would take to much to regulate that type of process.

1. Tailgating: This is a real pet peeve of mine. I even had a bumper stick once that said "Are you following Jesus this closely?" Not only is it unsafe it doesn't make the person you're tailgating go any faster. In fact it makes me slow down to the speed limit. I'm sure most people will agree that someone tailgateing them will not make them speed up. If you encounter someone tailgating you excessively here are some things to do; if you're in the left lane and don't need to make a left turn in the next two miles move over to the right lane since that is where you are supposed to be. If you are on a single lane road pull over. Yes, sometimes where that person is going might be more important than where you are going. Like that one March night 3 years ago as I tried to rush home to my dying son.

2. iPods: It is actually illegal to wear head phones while you are driving. I guy actually ran my wife and daughter off the road earlier today because he was so absorbed listening to his iPod that he didn't even see her. Some may argue that its the same as rocking to your radio. However, there is something different about having the earbuds in your ears.and being able to get lost in just the tunes coming into your ears. You just shouldn't be doing that while driving.

3. Texting: Don't text while driving. I've never seen anyone who can text and drive and do it well. I once passed someone on the highway who was texting. He was oblivious to the fact that he was halfway on the shoulder. If its that important have a passenger text for you, pull over, or just wait till whereever you're going to text.

4. Cell Phones: I am not totally against cell phones while driving. As long as you are able to concentrate on your driving. Which is why the hands free devices are really cool. I even love the cars that have the capabilities to talk on the phone through the radio. A simple guideline iis this. If it something earth shattering that you're talking about you should pull over.

5. Turnsignals: Please use them. Especially when changing lanes.

I'll stop at this point. I have many more and perhaps I'll continue this Hub another time. I was starting to feel like some tyranical dictator.


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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Definitely not a tyranical dictator, just some real common sense advice! If everyone would follow it driving would be a lot less frustrating.