Some states have laws that prohibit "driving" in the left lane,
leaving it open for passing only.

If someone is trying to merge onto the highway and you have
room, get into the left lane. This can help avoid an accident or
at the least make someone's day a little brighter.

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Rules of the Road

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by: Kevin Schappell
     ith road rage being so common these 
    days, we should all take a step back 
   and review a few rules of the road. While 
  not taught in most driver education classes
 or state driver's manuals, these rules will
help you be a better driver.
> The left lane is for passing. If you are going to pass, do it quickly and safely.
> Be aware of large trucks and their driving styles. Tractor trailers, dump trucks, and other large vehicles can not stop as fast as you can. Keep that in mind the next time you squeeze in front of a truck at the stop light. Also, heavy trucks while on the highway will slow down while going up large hills but pick up
> Use your turn signals. I swear they were an
option in some cars, considering most people
do not use them. They are there as a signal to
inform your fellow drivers where you plan to go.

I guess this has been a list of my pet peeves,
but I hope it will help you have a safer trip
down the road. Remember, we all share the
road and together we can make it safer.

Take care and safe driving,

About The Author
Kevin Schappell maintains where he gives advice on car maintenance, buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles.

Taking You Were You Want To Go
speed on the downhill side. This can lead to a
game of leap frog which will frustrate you and
the truck driver. If possible get far enough
ahead of the truck to avoid excessive
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