You Haven't Learned These Yet

1. If there is two lanes going in your direction, the right lane is the travel lane and the left lane is the passing lane. Let's ponder this difficult situation to avoid all confusion. Driving from point A, the location that you started out from; to point B, the location where you want to end up is called traveling; therefore, you should drive in the 'travel lane', which is the right lane as I stated above.
But, along the way you come upon a car in the travel lane that, of course, is traveling too slow. What to do? If you wish to continue with your speed, then you go into the left lane, which is the passing lane, and pass that car. When you safely clear the car you just passed then you're going to continue traveling; so, guess what? You should get into the right lane to continue your traveling.
To sum up: If you're traveling you should be in the travel lane, and if you're passing you should be in the passing lane. On highways with three or more lanes, the extreme left lane is still the passing lane. In many states passing on the right is lawful also on three or more lanes highways.
All good rules have exceptions:
a. If you're more important than all the other drivers on the highway.
b. If you're always oblivious to the traffic around you. OR
c. If you're just plain stupid.

2. When travelling, whether on a one or more lanes highway, you only get one lane at a time. Stop being such a lazy driver by letting your car drive you. Lazy drivers constantly drive over the line on the left, drift back to the line on the right and back left again . . . especially on curves. Wake up! You only get one lane at a time. Stay in it . . . stop drifting.

3. The next time you drive into your garage be aware of what it feels like when your car stops moving. Sit there for a moment and allow yourself to feel the lack of movement. That peaceful feeling knowing that another car won't broadside your car and kill you or a member of your family. That's what you should feel at a Stop Sign. Full cessation of movement behind the white line across your lane, time to actually visualize the cross street, other traffic, and then knowing that you will safely get across the intersection. I've seen, thousands of times, where the driver continues past the Stop Sign and stops in the intersection. After the driver sees it's “safe” – continues. If there isn't a Stop Sign on the cross street, that driver won't expect someone to be “parked” in the intersection until it's too late . . . and will broadside you. If you run a Stop Sign don't sit in the middle of the road – get the heck out of there.


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