Rules of the road for dummies: no-passing zones, yield signs, and speed limits

Believe it or not, No Passing Zone signs aren’t just reading material for when you’re on the road.

Nothing grinds my gears more than people dumb enough to pass in a no passing zone. A couple weeks ago, my brother and I were headed home, and we had just gotten onto Highway 14. A guy in a brand-new car thought it was smart to go around us in a no-passing zone that was also a curve. Me, being the person I am, said some choice words that can’t be published.

Another sign that isn’t just reading material for the road are the yield signs. It’s not a stop sign or a sign telling you to barrel through the intersection. A yield sign means, slow your roll and then accelerate when there are no vehicles coming to cross the road. And if there is neither a yield nor a stop sign on any side of the intersection, you should automatically yield to be on the safe side, because you never know how fast someone could be flying down the road.

Last, and certainly not least, are the infamous speed limit signs. I swear, some days it seems pointless to have speed limit signs because people just make up their own speeds and end up going either way too fast or way too slow. I’m sorry, but if you are going 90 mph in a 65 then you my friend deserve to get pulled over and get that huge fine.

You are not giving yourself enough time to slow down if someone else is slowing down to turn. If there is something in the road that causes you to slam on your breaks, you will screw up your brakes and possibly rear-end the person in front of you.

If you are one of those people who drive 20 mph under on a 65 mph road when it is the most beautiful day of the year, you, my friend, are an idiot and shouldn’t be driving on any highway, or you just shouldn’t be driving at all.

I don’t mind slow drivers when the elements of nature are awful. I go slow and play it safe then too. But then again, you have those idiots who drive like a bat out of hell and cause accidents or wind up in ditches. So to that I say, read the darn road signs you idiots.

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