The unwritten rules of the road

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  1. mike102771 profile image81
    mike102771posted 5 years ago
    Many states have laws on how to drive. With each law there is an unwritten law on how to drive.
    It seems like every state has its own version of this kind of unwritten law. Unwritten because most (if not all) are not only not laws but actually violate the written law. Most people know that this is not really how the system works, but when the unwritten laws can justify them braking the actual laws we can see believing and acting. Most of these justify a need like a need to speed. These rules include such things as tailgating protocols (the rules what allow us to intimidate other drivers for personnel reasons). This is a small list.
    This is a list of such rules as I compiled:
    1.    Two honks to tell a person what you think of their diving (as if 3 are too many and 1 is not enough).
    2.    On a three lane highway the right lane is the “slow lane”, the middle the “normal lane”, and the left lane is the “fast lane.”
    3.    On a highway the speed level increases 15 mph going from right to right so that the left lane is the speed limit and the far left is 30 mph faster.
    4.    It is alright to tailgate a slow driver to intimidate them to speed-up.
    5.    Flash your high-beams at other cars to indicate a cop hiding in a speed-trap.

    This is a short list. If you know of any such “laws” please post then here. Include your city, state (providence), and country.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No; two honks mean Thank (honk) You (honk).  What you think of another's driving is one, 10 second, blast, preferably on an air horn.  No one else knows how to drive anyway, and there is never a need for a "well done" so only one signal is needed.

      6.  It's fine to hit the brakes, hard, when being tailgated.  Particularly if you're driving a rattle trap.

      1. mike102771 profile image81
        mike102771posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I forgot all about “testing” your brakes.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Absolutely they do, especially on wet or snowy roads.

          1. mike102771 profile image81
            mike102771posted 5 years agoin reply to this

            On a snowy day (on the way to court) I went to stop at a red light. The car however decided not to stop. So we went through three red lights before coming to a stop. But that’s winter in Ohio.

    2. mike102771 profile image81
      mike102771posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      7. It is ok to go from one lane to another without a signal as long as you do it slowly (as in from one lane to the other not slow as in speed).


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