The Unspoken Rules of Driving – Are You Breaking Them Without Knowing?

Are you a new driver and curious about hidden road rules that people don’t usually talk about? Or are you a skilled driver wanting to check if you know all the important rules? You’re in luck! I found a discussion where folks shared their most liked answers to this question!

1. Don’t Be Nice, Be Predictable

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The top-voted reaction was to not be nice but to be predictable. Someone explained that this means don’t slam on your brakes to let someone else go if you should go first when following the rules of driving. Drive predictably.

The importance of driving predictable was confirmed by someone saying yielding when you have the right of way just slows everything down. When it’s your turn to go, go. 

2. Assume the Worst

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Assume everyone else is an idiot. That’s the safest for everyone, as one person expressed.

Another clarified, “This! And don’t barrel into an intersection just because you have the green. EXPECT that someone might run the red light.” 

3. Green Means Legal

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And on that note, green means legal, not safe. Assume everyone is trying to crash into you.

Many people shared their experiences of someone running the red light. One even said she watched an incident happen, and the lady in the wrong got out of her car and said she ran the light. “I could not believe her audacity to admit what she did while refusing to take responsibility.”

4. When Merging Onto A Highway

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Seina wrote that merging onto a highway and interstate should be a very active process. Try to match the speed of traffic and fit into an open slot. Don’t slow down to a crawl and wait for a wide berth.

“It’s the merging lane, not the wait-your-turn lane,” someone agreed with Seina. 

5. Don’t Trust a Turn Signal

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Tali advised not to trust a turn signal. Tenes indicated that you also shouldn’t trust the absence of a turn signal.

So back to number two. Always assume the worst from everyone for your safety. 

6. Beware of the Car With Duct Tape

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Somebody suggested that the car with the most duct tape has the right of way.

Aote elaborated with, “And Uhaul trucks! Chances are the guy driving a Uhaul truck is driving a vehicle much bigger than he is used to, hasn’t had enough sleep, and is having a long day.”

7. Leave Yourself A Way Out

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According to one, the unspoken rule of driving is always leaving yourself a way out if needed.

A second articulated this by saying their mom taught them this as they lived near a rough neighborhood. Keep enough space between you and the car in front of you to make a U-turn and get out of there.

8. Follow the Rules of the Stopsigns

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Eli raved that he hates it when he does have a stop sign, and the person who doesn’t have one thinks they’re being nice by waving him through. “No sir, you don’t have a stop sign, and I ain’t risking an accident because you wanna be nice.”

Jab added that when he sees someone slow down, and he doesn’t know why they are slowing down, then they stop and wave at him to go. They would have passed him if they kept driving, and he could have turned.

9. Know What’s Around You

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An individual expressed that you must always know what’s around you. Know what cars are behind you or in the lane next to you. That way, if you have to change lanes quickly, you know whether you can or can’t.

Another person advised that an old boss of theirs used to put it this way: “On the road, there are FIVE people you need to be aware of at all times: the guy in front of you, the guy behind you, the guy directly to your right, the guy directly to your left, and the guy that comes out of nowhere.”

10. Put Your Lights On When It’s Raining

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Someone advised if it’s raining, put your light on. No matter the time of day. It isn’t law but better have them on, especially when needed. Say, for instance, when it’s raining.

The Dark Side of Aging: 10 Things That Will Drive You Crazy as You Grow Older

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I recently saw this question online, “What are you starting to dislike more as you get older?” Here are the top-voted responses.

The Top 10 Saddest Songs of All Time – Be Prepared for #1 To Hit You Hard

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I was searching the internet for great music to listen to when I came across an interesting thread titled, “What is the saddest song you’ve ever heard?” Here are some of the responses with the most upvotes.

I Can’t Believe I Didn’t Know This Until Now: Embarrassing Things People Learned Way Too Late In Life

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I recently scrolled the internet’s front page when I saw this question, “What’s something you learned “embarrassingly late” in life?” Here are the top-voted responses.

14 All-Time Favorite Celebrities Exposed as Secret Jerks-Prepare to Be Surprised

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I recently discovered an online discussion listing beloved celebrities who were revealed to have undesirable behind-the-scenes personas. As I read about the hidden sides of these public figures, my perceptions of them were flipped completely.

I Tried Living the European Way: 10 Luxuries That Left Me Wondering, ‘Why Don’t Americans Have This?’

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The internet sure is a pool of information. I was scrolling the front page of the internet when I saw this question, “Americans, what do Europeans have every day that you see as a luxury?” the top-voted responses are quite interesting, so I had to share these with you.

Because what do they have every day that Americans don’t?

Did You Fall for These 10 Commonly Believed Myths? Science Sets the Record Straight

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I recently saw this question online, “What is a popular belief that is scientifically proven wrong?” 

Are you thinking of something you know now? Here are the responses that received the most upvotes.

From Boomers to Gen Z: The Childhood Trends That Faded Away

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I recently saw this question online, “What was common when you were young but is rare now that you’re older?”

Let’s delve into the top-voted responses, which shed light on these nostalgic elements of the past that hold significance to many.

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