4 Driving Myths You Need to Know About Now

Posted on by Defensive Driving | in Defensive Driving Tips

When you get your driver’s license, every one starts giving you tips and tricks to help you on your way. While some of these are priceless nuggets of information that will make you a successful driver, many of them are just plain false. It’s important to filter out these myths now before you find yourself in some trouble for believing one. Here are some of the most popular myths you may have heard.

“You only get pulled over if you are going more than 10 MPH over the speed limit.”

Speeding is speeding and if a cop really feels like it he can pull you over for going 61 in a 60 MPH zone. However, most cops out there are not going to waste their time or yours if you are barely speeding. They want to catch the people going 15, 20, or more miles over the posted limits, because those are the driver’s that are putting lives at risk.

“If you get caught speeding, the cop has to show you the radar gun to prove it.”

Not only is this completely false, if you ask you see it, you risk making the police officer mad. A cop is not going to lie about how fast you were going. Just trust him and be honest and you stand a much better chance of avoiding the ticket. Or you can try your hand at one of the top excuses cops hear.

“It is illegal to drive barefoot.”

There’s just something freeing about being barefoot, and sometimes you are tempted to drive this way, especially on a long road trip when your shoes start to get uncomfortable. Well, the good news is that there is actually no law that specifies you can’t drive barefoot (unless you are on a motorcycle in Alabama). However, it is strongly recommended that you do not. The soles of your shoes help protect your feet and keep them sturdy while you are switching from the gas to the brake.

“If you get pulled over while out of state it doesn’t matter.”

While it would be pretty awesome if you had free reign while not in your home state (albeit dangerous), this is not the case. All of the states share their information with each other. You will have to pay the ticket and the infraction will get reported to both your driving record and insurance company. And then you’ll have to contact DefensiveDriving.com to help you get it off your record.

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