Common Driving Myths, Debunked

Using Your Cell Phone in Any Way While Driving is Illegal – Not Entirely True

While it’s true that texting and driving is illegal in almost all cases, the same can’t be said for talking on your cell phone, speaker phone, or Bluetooth device. The reason why texting and driving is almost universally illegal is pretty straightforward: With modern smartphones, you are usually required to take your eyes off the road to see what you’re texting, and this results in a situation that’s even more dangerous than drunk driving.

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Should I Go by the Speed Limit or Flow of Traffic?

While you probably know that going the speed limit is the only sure-fire way to avoid getting a speeding ticket, there are plenty of instances in which you’re probably tempted to forego the posted limit in order to keep up with the flow of traffic. After all, there are times when it can almost seem dangerous not to do so, like when you’re in heavy traffic on certain interstates and turnpikes. Going the speed limit in such instances may result in your getting tailgated, honked at, or flipped off. You’re hyper-focused on the road and the people around you, and the last thing you want to do is hold up a bunch of aggressive drivers. Continue reading “Should I Go by the Speed Limit or Flow of Traffic?”