Adjusting to Different Driving Rules on Road TripsJune 25, 2019
Summer brings nice weather, vacation, and relaxation. Taking a road trip is a popular activity during the summer months. Driving across the United States can be exciting, but before you embark on your drive, inform yourself and others on the different driving rules across the country. This will ensure your safety and the safety of others while driving in unfamiliar places.
The United States is made up of over four million miles of roadways. Every state has different rules and regulations that they require drivers to follow. Learning these rules before you leave for your trip will help prevent getting pulled over by a police officer.
During the summer months, more cars will be on the road because of road trips and other activities. The influx of cars makes it necessary for drivers to follow all motor vehicle rules and laws. The most important driving rule you should learn is the speed limits in different states. Certain states have lower speed limits due to congestion and roadside attractions. If you will be driving on an interstate that crosses multiple states, inform yourself on the speed limits in each state. Many drivers get pulled over for speeding because of their lack of knowledge on the speed limits in certain states. Being a proactive driver will decrease your chance of receiving a speeding ticket or getting into an accident.
When driving in a state that is unfamiliar to you, educate yourself on their driving laws and drive as if you are a resident of that location. Preparing yourself in advance will help you avoid problems and will make you feel more comfortable when driving through a foreign place. The easiest way to learn specific driving rules is to do a basic Google search and read through the handbooks from the Department of Public Safety. This will give you all the information you need to drive safely during your road trip.
What to Do If You are Pulled Over
Despite following the proper traffic rules, it is still possible that you will get pulled over during your trip. When getting pulled over, follow all the regular procedures and proper protocols. If faced with a ticket that you disagree with, do not argue with the police officer. Instead, learn the process to appeal the ticket in that given state. If you are a guest in town, be respectful of all driving rules and never argue with the people who determine who is following the rules. If you get into an accident while driving, follow all the proper rules and do exactly what the first responders say. If you are told that medical attention is needed, do not argue or postpone treatments. Accidents happen, but it is the way you handle the situation that is the most important.
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Safety should always be the main concern during a road trip. Learning the proper driving rules in different states will help prepare yourself for changes in road conditions, differing speed limits, and other driving situations. If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident, the Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call us at 800-547-4LAW (4529) today for a free consultation.
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