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Driving Laws

Driving Laws

Driving laws are a guide for drivers on appropriate behavior on roads; each country around the world has different driving laws. These laws depend on many factors such as politics, society and economy, and the penalties are different as well. Driving laws were created to preserve the rights of drivers and people; otherwise the rate of traffic crashes will be higher. Driving laws are being enforced more and more as there are more irresponsible drivers.

Many countries encode their driving laws, e.g. England has the Highway Code and the US has the Traffic Code, they include rules and obligations, but they have a section which advices drivers to be better ones and drive safely. Since cars became popular, local governments established driving laws. There aren't standard traffic laws; however, a Driver's common sense could be a reference about what it is correct and what is not.

The most common driving laws across Europe and the US are:
  • If one hears the sirens of fire trucks, ambulances, or police cars approaching, immediately pull over to the right and slow down or stop to let them pass.

  • If one is under the effects of alcohol, drugs or pharmacies, one must not drive.

  • Never stop your car on a highway.

  • If one doesn't have a driving license, one must not drive.

  • Observe the speed limit.
Drivers must not forget that driving laws help have safer roads; they can reduce car accidents by observing these rules. If one visits other city, It's a good idea to learn its traffic laws to avoid problems.