Many of us love road tripping. It’s fun, exciting, and it allows us to visit different places. But did you know that not all driving laws are the same?
For example, in Ohio and Pennsylvania when an ambulance or fire truck is passing with sirens, vehicles on either side of the road have to come to a full stop until said vehicles have passed. In my neighboring state of West Virginia, only on the side of the road where the emergency vehicle is passing through have to come to a full stop or pull over. Weird huh?
Here are some driving laws that are the same no matter what state you’re driving in.
Driving Rules That Apply To Every State
- Pedestrians always have the right of way. Sometimes this is an annoying rule, but we must heed this rule! Just pause and wait, you’ll be alright.
- Always wear your seatbelt. In many states, you will get a ticket for not wearing your seatbelt!
- Do not EVER drink and drive. I have known too many individuals who have done this and some of them have died.
- In bad weather or sunset, you must turn on your headlights. Many states have the “lights on at dusk” rule.
- If you’re behind a school bus with flashing red lights, do not try to pass them!!! I have seen many people do this and it infuriates me!
- Use hands-free devices all of the time. Texting and driving is extremely dangerous.
If you are ever unsure about the rules you can search online or if you are ever at your local car dealership, like Reedman-Toll of Jenkintown you can ask them. They are more than helpful to answer any questions and help you find an affordable and reliable vehicle.