Laws of driving are designed to keep us safe. With regards to roads and highways, we all know that we must drive safely and carefully to avoid accidents. A law exists that prohibits driving unless you are sure that you are legally able to do so. These laws were created in response to people who were using other cars as well as driving while intoxicated. This resulted in an increase in the number of drunk driving arrests.
The laws of driving generally differ between countries. One major difference is the legal minimum amount of alcohol a person can have before being charged with a DUI crime. Each country has different defined legal limits on the amount of alcohol that a driver can have before being charged. In most areas however, the legal limit is based on the speed of your vehicle as well as the average rate of speed that your vehicle may travel. If your vehicle exceeds the specified speed limit, you could be charged with driving under the influence or DUI.
Another difference between the United States and many other countries is that the laws of driving in North America tend to be more lenient with regard to speeding. Speeding laws generally instruct drivers to use caution when passing slow moving vehicles. They may also instruct drivers to use the right turns at stop signs or to only make right turns on multi-lane roadways when traffic is moving slowly. Some states, such as Alaska, do not have any laws pertaining to speed limits.
When driving in North America, it is important to follow a few basic rules. Always signal your turn and stop using both your turn signals and your foot. You should never pass a stopped school bus or police car and you should always wear your seatbelt. It is also recommended that you use your rearview mirror at all times. If you follow all of these laws of driving in North America, you should have few problems when you take your rental car out for a spin on the highway.
If you are stopped by a North American law enforcement officer and arrested for drinking and driving, you may be asked to produce your license, registration and insurance card. Typically you will be required to surrender your wallet, cell phone and credit cards. In some cases you will be required to produce a copy of your medical marijuana patient card. If you are found with these items, the judge will likely allow you to surrender them without being convicted of operating an illegal drug.
If you were recently licensed to drive and have a valid medical marijuana card, you may feel very little sympathy for the officers who pull you over for the second time or the one time they ticket you for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. You are being accused of being a drug addict and driving while intoxicated. Unfortunately, these are serious charges that are brought against many drivers each year. Hopefully, if you have not previously been convicted of driving while intoxicated, you will not be a target for police who are looking for drugs.