Rules Of The Road

I’m taking a Motorcycle Safety course this weekend, hopefully getting my license when the course is over. I have to pass a written examination on the traffic laws before the course starts. Here are some interesting tidbits from the New Brunswick Driver’s Handbook:

  • Remember that pedestrians are extremely vulnerable to death or injury in a collision with a motor vehicle.
  • The only contact your car has with the highway is through the tires…
  • Horseback riders and drivers of horse drawn vehicles are permitted to use streets and roadways unless restricted by signs.

The following is one of the rules for Passing another vehicle:

As required by law, sound your horn when you reach the rear of the vehicle you are overtaking.

In my 20 years of driving I’ve never done that nor heard anyone do it.

3 Replies to “Rules Of The Road”

  1. I took the written portion of the motorcycle test today. There were four exams:
    1) Vision. I couldn’t read any of the numbers on one slide, but I still passed.
    2) Traffic signs: I got 100%.
    3) Traffic laws: I got 100%.
    4) Motorcycle rules: I got 80%, the passing grade. I didn’t know where the brake for the front wheel was, and I didn’t get the steps you’re supposed to do before you start the bike (i.e. check your fuel amount).

  2. You’re a menace to society. No front breaking for you, sucka!

    In the american version of starting your vehicle you’re supposed to check underneath your vehicle for terrorist pipe bombs. Can’t spell noia without paranoia!

  3. As required by law, sound your horn when you reach the rear of the vehicle you are overtaking.

    This is done in Europe. I thunk they wuz being a bunch of a$$3$, but not really.

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