Americans drive a lot. On average, we drive 29.2 miles per day, making two trips with the average total duration of 46 minutes. But spending all this time behind the wheel sometimes makes it hard for the average driver to remember all the rules of the road. In fact, there are so many different things to remember that it can seem overwhelming every time you get behind the wheel.
After receiving a license, most drivers never are tested on the things they learned in their driving classes. This is why it pays to continuously invest in drivers education to stay up to date with the rules of the road. So here are some little-known road tips and tricks and traffic lessons that will help you stay up to date when driving around town.
There’s a method behind the numbers of the thruways
Ever wonder where all the numbers come from for the interstate highways? There are a few things these numbers can tell you:
If a highway has an odd number, it is traveling north to south.
If the highway is even, it is traveling east to west.
For three-digit interstate highways, if the first digit is even, the highway connects to another interstate at either end.
Typically, the last two numbers for a three-digit interstate tells you what other interstate the route comes from.
When it comes to funerals, keep your space
In many states, it is unlawful to willingly interrupt or interfere any funeral procession. There most likely will be a police officer at the beginning and end of the procession, so find them and keep your distance.
The number of the exit corresponds with the miles driven
While this isn’t a rule, it is helpful when driving on the expressway. The number of the exit corresponds with the location of the exit. For example, if you are at exit 47 and you need to get to exit 50, you have three more miles to go. Knowing this ahead of time makes it easier for you to prepare what side to get off.
Look at a truck driver in your lane for a clue about traffic
It is a common practice for semi-truck drivers to put their hazard lights on when the traffic is coming to an abrupt stop.
It is important to think of every time you get behind the wheel as a driving course. Your driving classes never stop, so remember these rules and buckle up!
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