Most people know better than to drive while drunk or distracted. Almost everyone has gotten into the habit of automatically fastening their safety belts and making sure their passengers do the same before starting their vehicle. While many people seem to regard the speed limit as a suggestion rather than a law, prudent drivers stick to it in order to avoid accidents.
Yet, as the CDC notes, millions of people still do not buckle up. Impaired driving and distracting driving are also major problems that cause too much death and mayhem. Everyone who has been on a highway has been passed by someone who is in a hurry.
The risks that some people will take behind the wheel is one reason why most state and local governments have laws requiring seat belt use and prohibiting driving while impaired. More governments are cracking down on driving while texting, a major cause of distracted driving.
The National Safety Council is advocating for more auto safety laws. The idea only makes sense. Every time an officer pulls someone over for driving erratically or for not wearing a seat belt, he or she has potentially saved that person from serious injury or even death.
No one wants to be pulled over for any reason. It is aggravating, time consuming, and potentially expensive depending on the citation that results.
The one way to avoid being pulled over is to stick to the speed limit, do not drink and drive, do not drive while distracted, and always wear a seat belt. Better to know how to drive in safety than to have an officer remind you with a ticket or, in extreme cases, an arrest.
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