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Commonly Overlooked Driving Laws

No matter how long you have been driving, after some time, you tend to get settled into your norm, and operate on autopilot. While it’s great to be comfortable while you’re driving, sometimes getting too much into a groove can be dangerous, and may cause you to overlook some commonly forgotten road rules. 

Even if you do remember these laws, you may not regard them as being essential to follow, or you may be remembering them slightly different than they actually are written. Either way, you are putting yourself at risk, and may find yourself at fault for an accident without even knowing you were in the wrong. It is essential to stay knowledgeable about the rules of the road, whether they are written or not. 

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Forgotten Rules


It is an established law that signals must be used to indicate your lane changes and turns before you initiate them. Failing to do so in any circumstances could result in a citation. 

Red Lights:

Everyone knows that running red lights is against the law. Increasing your speed to race through yellow lights also puts you at risk for citation and collisions. 

Improper Turns: 

There are many places within Las Vegas where u-turns are legal, however, there are many where they are not as well. Completing these turns where it is marked a no u-turn section is against the law. 

Right Lane:

Where multiple lanes of traffic are present, it is a law that drivers remain in the rightmost lane unless passing. Continuously driving in the left lane for no reason is considered illegal. 

Following Distance:

Not keeping proper following distance between you and the car in front of you can be considered aggressive driving. It also puts you at risk for rear-ending them should they stop suddenly.

Regardless of how long you have been on the roads, everyone can always learn more. Keep yourself up to date with road rules, and always act according to the law. This can potentially prevent you from being in car accidents, and can protect you should they occur. 

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