Aggressive driving will cost you. Running red lights and stop signs, unsafe lane changes, tailgating, and speeding will get you pulled over - resulting in big penalties and demerit points. Law enforcement across Virginia is getting tough on aggressive drivers, to make our roads safer. So lighten up at the wheel. Because if you're driving in a hurry, angry, and as though you own the road, you're going to get stopped.
10 Basic Rules For Safe Driving
- Always allow extra travel time. A "safe distance" depends on a variety of factors: weather, road conditions, time of day, and speed limits. However, in general, you should maintain 1 car-length between you and the car in front of you for every 10 mph of speed.
- Maintain an adequate distance from the vehicle in front of you so you're able to stop in time to avoid a collision.
- Always signal your intentions to other drivers when turning and changing lanes.
- Always come to a full stop at red lights and stop signs. Don't run yellow lights.
- Let other drivers merge with you.
- Obey posted speed limits.
- Concentrate on your driving - not on your cell phone, stereo, passengers, or other distractions.
- Use your horn sparingly, only to remind other drivers of your presence.
- Never engage in inappropriate behavior such as making faces or rude or obscene gestures.
- Extend common courtesy to other drivers at all times.