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Fun Facts about Illegal Things related to Driving

We all know it’s illegal to drive without auto insurance, no texting or hand-held talking while driving, no DUI, and other related stuff.

Here are some driving rules you may not be too familiar with – some of which can land you with an expensive traffic ticket and possible increase in your car insurance premium if you disobey them.

Thirteen Little-Known Unlawful Driver Behaviors

  • It’s illegal to drive while tired in NJ, AK and various other states.

  • Many US states outlaw slow-driving in the passing lane.

  • Some states forbid the use of headphones while driving.

  • It’s illegal to drive a golf cart on a city road unless you outfit it with headlights, turn signals and any other requirement mandated by state law.

  • It is against the law to watch a DVD movie while driving a vehicle.

  • When pulled over by a police officer, it is against the law to exit your car unless requested to do so.

  • The majority of US states do not permit driving with a vehicle that is missing its front bumper – even for a trip to the auto shop!

  • You can be issued a traffic ticket for driving with a dog that is not restrained.

  • Most states have enacted the ‘Move Over’ law, making it illegal to pass an emergency vehicle and requiring drivers to get out of the way.

  • Most states have made it illegal to keep your blinkers on when not making a turn. This may be a problem for people who forget to turn off the signal when they no longer need the indicator.

  • It’s illegal to use your high-beams when there’s oncoming traffic.

  • It is against the law to apply makeup – or do any other form of personal grooming while driving.

  • You could get fined for playing excessively loud music from your car.

We hope these facts are helpful. One thing is certain: drivers that follow traffic laws are prone to be involved in less car accidents.



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