1. Don't drive when you are tired
- Ever since I started driving, my mother would always tell me the same thing- if you're tired, pull
over and take a nap. Don't drive. Even to this day, almost 10 years later, I can
hear her voice when I start to get a little drowsy. When you are tired and driving, it can have the
same effect as drinking and driving. Tired driving can lead sleepiness, which can lead to
swerving and slow reaction time. It not only puts you in danger but the other cars on the road
who will have to react to your driving. So please, do yourself and others a favor and don't
drive when you feel tired.
2. Slow cars on the right
- On U.S. highways, slower cars typically drive in the right lanes, while faster moving cars drive
in the left lanes. This is to help with the flow of traffic. When slower moving cars drive in the left
lanes, it can lead to other cars swerving in between lanes to pass them, which can leave other
cars vulnerable to collisions and accidents. So, if you are driving 65 mph or slower, it's
probably best to stick to the right lanes.
To find out about more unofficial rules of the road around the world, check out The Traveler's Guide to Driving Etiquette.