I’m always astonished how many drivers do not appear to know what the traffic laws are. But it’s been 30 or 40 years since many people read the driver’s handbook back in driver’s education class and no retest has been required since.
Many of our rules of the road are common sense or common courtesy — two things you don’t see as much of these days. But others can be a little confusing.
For example, what happens if two people arrive at a four way stop exactly at the same time? Or a traffic light is out and there is a blinking red light?
But turning at an intersection is a simple task.
We have a ridiculous number of car wrecks in Texas. It is tragic that over 21,000 people died or were seriously injured in them in 2016, according to sobering statistics that were just released.
So it’s worth reviewing traffic laws, especially right-of-way rules, every now and then. Continue reading