Places Where Parking is Never Permitted

Unlike driving, parking seems to be a piece of cake but you will be astounded to find that it is not as straight forward as you thought it might be. You cannot just park anywhere you want. There are rules governing public spaces.

Here are the places where parking is never permitted.

If you break these rules, you may get a ticket, or worse, your car may be clamped or towed.

Between two parking spots

This one is pretty obvious, if the place has been clearly marked as parking spots–that is there are lines demarcating each parking spot–then parking between them is not only very rude but also against the law. So, if you are thinking about parking between the two spaces then you probably shouldn’t and find a proper spot instead.

Unless you want to experience some bad parking revenge like the video below:

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How to Remove Egg from Car

I don’t really know how it gets to your car, but if it happens, you need to remove egg from your car! Some tricky bird may lay an egg on a tree that somehow lands onto your car. Or you may have become clumsy and end up breaking eggs onto your car when you’re taking the groceries out of your car.

If it happens in the middle of the day, the heat on the car surface could cook the egg. You would have a sunny side up, except that it’s not on a table and it’s definitely not for breakfast!

Here are some ideas on how to remove egg from car.

First off, you should be careful so as not to damage the paint of your car. If you park outside most of the time, consider buying a car cover or a frost guard. Make it a point to cover your car with a layer of wax, especially if your car is white.

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Stop Eating While Driving

Sometimes, it doesn’t take much to distract a driver. Someone cut you in your lane, somebody calls you, there’s a billboard that’s just too vulgar or bright; or you could be eating while driving.

I mean, I have done before. I would run out of the door in a hurry to start my morning commute, order a breakfast biscuit and a cup of joe at a McDonald’s drive thru and drive off to work.

When my family and I travel out-of-state in our car, I would sip coffee while driving, or munch on a burger or sub when I get hungry.

Can eating while driving increase the likelihood of a crash?

Eating while driving definitely saves some time, especially if you are in a hurry. But just like texting or using a phone while driving, it could have its risks.

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Download the Driver’s Manual of Your State

Most drivers probably reviewed their state’s driving manual, only when they applied first for a driver’s license. But you should still download the driver’s manual of your state. This can help you review the traffic rules and regulations in your state.

It’s especially important to do this if you have recently moved from one state to another. You can see a list of all the states and territories of the USA.

Clicking on the name of the State will bring you to website of the State’s Motor Vehicle Division or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Most state’s driving manuals can be downloaded for free. We have indicated the paid ones below. As a general rule, requesting for a printed book costs extra.

You will need a PDF reader (such as Adobe Acrobat) to open the files.

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What to Do In an Uncontrolled Railroad Crossing

You ever watch those old western movies where bandits on horses rob a train? These days, those are not the dangers you’ll encounter in trains. But accidents still happen with cars and trains.

Train tracks are still all over the continental USA. Some of them have barriers to protect cars. What to do in an uncontrolled railroad crossing?

Different Types Of Railroad Crossing

The Level Crossing with Automatic Half-Gates

About 20 seconds before a train arrives, the red lights start flashing and the buzzer sounds. At this moment, the barriers are lowered. It is therefore natural to stop and wait for the barriers to be removed.

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What Is an Uncontrolled Intersection?

Intersections are all over the roads–highways, backroads, and different types of roads. What is an uncontrolled intersection?

A road intersection is a junction or crossing point at two or more roadways, regardless of the angle of the roadways. Intersections where there are traffic signs, lights, or managed by authorized personnel are “controlled intersections.”

The intersections controlled by means of automatic traffic lights are Signposted. On the other hand, intersections that are not controlled by traffic signs, markings, authorized personnel or automatic traffic lights are said to be Uncontrolled Intersections that is, the priorities and flow of the traffic are left to the discretion of drivers.

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How to Protect Your Car from Snow

During the winter, your car is subject to extreme cold, frost, ice, and snow. Here’s a few tips on how to protect your car from snow.

Park Your Car in a Covered Garage

Keep your car away from snow by parking inside a covered garage. It’s perfect if you have a garage. You don’t need to have air conditioning in your garage. The important thing is to provide shelter and protection for your car.

If you don’t have a covered garage, the next best thing is to install a carport or a car awning or a detached shed. This can help your car avoid the bulk of the snow.

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How Close to a Public Transport Stop is Parking Allowed?

Bus stop signs are all over the city. How close to a public transport stop is parking allowed? You may be following a bus that keeps stopping in its lane. But that’s just expected because it is supposed to pick up and let off passengers.

Parking rules are set to avoid traffic congestion. That is why parking lots are often offered on the city outskirts and most of the time, paid parking lots can be found in many parts of the city center.

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Does Frost Guard Work?

During the winter, your windshield can be invaded by frost. It can easily take you 15 minutes to remove the ice and the frost. To shorten the time for you to get out of the parking area and start going to work, read on for a possible solution.

The idea behind frost guard is to cover your windshield and protect it from the wind and cold. The frost will accumulate on the frost guard instead of your windshield. Instead of firing up your engine, open the heater and blast it on to your windshield, you can remove the frost guard, stow it in your trunk, and then drive off to work!

So, how to choose your frost guard?

Before choosing your car frost guard, look at the type that you need. If you want to leave your car in a parking lot, you can choose a cheap tarpaulin that can help protect your car from dust, scratches, or even frost.

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Can You Stop In a No Parking Zone?

If the sign says you can’t park, then you shouldn’t. But what if you don’t intend to park, can you stop in a No Parking Zone?

In most cities, signs that says “No Parking” means that stop there and wait IF you are still behind the wheel and the car is idling (running). If you are driving a taxi, or participating in a Ride Share, you can pick up and unload a passenger and their things. The most important thing to remember is to leave your car there for any period of time.

But where can you park then? Read on below:

Regulated parking means that it is subject to certain conditions. It may be a parking limited in duration or a paid parking.

Here’s what you need to know to identify these parking rules.

Parking Rules Indicated by Signs

To indicate a restricted parking, a sign may accompany the parking prohibition sign. These signs specify the parking rules, that is to say the conditions under which one has the right to park. It may be for example a parking limited in time, paying, reserved for certain users, etc.

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