Don't Ride In The Left Lane On The Interstate, And 10 Other Traffic Rules You SHOULD Know And Follow
Start writing a post

Don't Ride In The Left Lane On The Interstate, And 10 Other Traffic Rules You SHOULD Know And Follow

Don't clog up traffic...especially if you're going less than the speed limit...


I've only been driving for about 7 years so obviously I don't know everything, but I sure do seem to know a little more than some of these crazies that are out here driving these days. I swear, everywhere you go, there's someone who isn't following some sort of rule (or something that isn't technically a rule, but it's understood to be). It's pretty frustrating because we all had to pass a test to get our licenses so did you just forget everything from that? Either way, I've compiled a list of everything you need to know, since some of y'all don't know driving etiquette anymore.

1. Do NOT ride in the left lane on the interstate

The left lane is a passing lane. If you're going less than or exactly the speed limit, DO NOT ride in the left lane. Get in the right lane and only merge over when you're passing another car.


They are there for a reason. If you're turning, use your blinker so people will know you're turning. Literally just push the little lever up or down. It'll go off on it's own once you turn. Just use it.

3. You don't have to sit in a roundabout until it is completely clear before you can go

They have yield signs, not stop signs. Just because a car on the OPPOSITE side is pulling out, doesn't mean you have to wait for them.

4. You can turn right at a red light

Yes, there are times where it's not allowed, but there will be a special sign telling you you can't turn right on red. Otherwise, if there's absolutely no oncoming traffic, you can turn right at a red light.

5. You do have to wait your turn at a 4-way stop

You can't just roll through because you don't want to wait. There is a way to go through stop signs. The first person there gets to go first.

6. Texting and driving IS illegal and very serious

PUT YOUR PHONES DOWN! Distracted driving is so dangerous for you and everyone around you.

7. Yield does not mean you have to come to a complete stop

It means you yield to oncoming traffic. If nothing is coming, you do not have to come to a complete stop.

8. Do NOT stop in the middle of the road

If you're lost, pull over and figure out where you're going there. Do not just stop and sit in the middle of the road for no reason. It's annoying and very unsafe.

9. If a school bus is letting kids off, STOP

They have stop signs and flashing lights on them for a reason. They are letting kids off, and people refusing to stop is how children lives are endangered.

10. You're allowed to go the speed limit around a cop

If the speed limit is 45, a cop is not going to pull you over for going 45. You don't have to slow down to 35 just to pass by them.


If you're going to drive 20 miles under the speed limit, you're just as dangerous as someone who is going 20 over the speed limit.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

New England Summers Are The BEST Summers

Why you should spend your next summer in New England.

Marconi Beach

Three years ago, I chose to attend college in Philadelphia, approximately 360 miles away from my small town in New Hampshire. I have learned many valuable lessons away from home, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Pennsylvania. One thing that my experience has taught me, however, is that it is absolutely impossible to beat a New England summer.

Keep Reading...Show less

Fibonacci Sequence Examples: 7 Beautiful Instances In Nature

Nature is beautiful (and so is math). The last one will blow your mind.

illustration of the fibonacci sequence

Yes, the math major is doing a math-related post. What are the odds? I'll have to calculate it later. Many people have probably learned about the Fibonacci sequence in their high school math classes. However, I thought I would just refresh everyone's memories and show how math can be beautiful and apply to physical things everywhere around us with stunning examples.

Keep Reading...Show less
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments