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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Can You Change Lanes in an Intersection?

When you change lanes or want to overtake another vehicle, first make sure you have enough space and time to perform the maneuver safely.

A lot of drivers ask if they can change lanes in an intersection. Laws in each state may vary. But the short and safe answer is: DON’T!

Intersections are meant to be kept open so that vehicles from any direction can pass without any obstructions. Besides, intersections tend to be busy and most drivers want to keep looking ahead when crossing it.

If you really want to change lanes, wait until you are on the other side. Follow the tips below when changing lanes.

Changing Lanes

Lane change refers to the maneuver that allows you to move your vehicle from one lane to another on a road that has at least two lanes in the same direction. You can do this to overtake another vehicle or to avoid a parked vehicle or when the driver in front of you is slowing down to make a turn at an intersection.

Never change lanes without having correctly signaled your intention and make sure the maneuver can be done safely.

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How to Get Your Driver’s License

Once you reach a certain age, getting a driver’s license becomes more of a necessity than a desire. However, getting a license isn’t as simple as you would think. While you might be able to drive pretty well, passing the various tests required to get a license need a little more effort. Here are some tips that can help you with that.

Begin with theory!

Just like with learning anything else, you need to begin with theory in driving as well. The best way to do it is to take a driver’s ed course. Such a course helps you understand the basics of driving and makes you ready for the next step. Unless and until you are done with this, you cannot start your ‘behind the wheel’ training. Pay good attention to this aspect to be able to succeed in the others.

Focus on the basics.

While an ed course will teach you the basics theoretically, you will actually experience it only once you start driving. Now though your main test is going to be pretty complex, this isn’t the stage to focus on that. Don’t get too bewildered by the idea of what you are supposed to do and what you can actually do now. It is just your beginning. You will slowly progress to the required level. However, this will happen only if you have focused on the basics while you are in the beginning stage. If you aren’t sure how to change gears the day before your test, it won’t work.

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Driving Habits That Parents Need to Develop

So, you’ve been driving since you were old enough to learn. In all that time you have picked up a lot of habits – both good and bad.

And now, there’s a child in the mix. With that comes a whole new list of habits for you to get into and develop. Because children watch, and they learn by watching. By being careful, you ensure the safety of your child.

Here are driving habits that new parents need to develop.

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How to Take a Long Trip with a Toddler

Lengthy car trips can be exhausting for everyone, especially for a toddler. They have a lot of energy to walk and run, but on a long trip, they will be sitting in the car for hours and hours! Try these tips on how to take a long trip with a toddler.

Safety first

Before you hit the road, make sure that everything is prepared. Make sure that your toddler’s car seat is installed properly. Check your car condition, make sure the tires are all alright as well as ensure that brakes and lights are all working. Don’t forget to pack some first-aid kit and essential car safety equipment.

Also, make sure that your phone is fully charged, or else you could bring a portable charger and extra battery. At last, make sure you do not lack sleep because sleep deprivation can cause frazzled nerves and harm you and your toddler. By being rested, you can avoid distractions while driving.

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What to do if a Thief Breaks into your Car

You went to a mall to go shopping. You park your car and you spend a couple of hours at the mall. But imagine the horror if you go back to your car and discover that it has been broken into. Not only that, your valuables and personal belongings are missing!

Even if you take precautions, theft at public places can still happen. If it happens to you, don’t panic, and follow these steps.

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What to Do If You Lose Your Driver’s License

Losing your driver’s license is not fun! In addition to the hassle of reapplying for a  driver’s license, you also run the risk of potential identity theft. So if you lose your driver’s license, follow these tips to help you avoid bigger problems.

Try to remember where you lost it. Retracing your steps may help.

The first thing to after you realized that don’t have your driving license with you is to retrace your steps, ask around, and check all the possible place it might be. There is always a change for it to be found. Well, if you still come up empty and there is no sign of it, it’s time to take quick action as you might have lost it or someone may steal it. You may also want to assess if anything else is missing.

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Things You Should Do When Changing Lanes

When driving on a highway or even on an interior road, you should always remember traffic rules. Drivers can get into an accident if they are not alert to their surroundings. It’s so easy to get into a fender bender if you don’t check the lanes next to you and simply change into those lanes. Don’t let these accidents happen to you.

When changing lanes, you should always make sure that you and your passengers are safe. Remember the following guidelines and make them your habit.

Stay on your lane as much as possible.

Don’t change lanes too often. Weaving in and out of traffic can be a sign of reckless driving and may get you in trouble. Traffic police may stop you and issue a ticket. Besides, that is a stressful way to drive! Plan for your trip in advance and make allowances for traffic. Leave your house early especially if you expect some heavy traffic along the way.

Consult Google Maps or Waze for the best route if you want to avoid traffic.

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What Does Yield Sign Mean?

Road signs can be confusing sometimes. But I didn’t realize that there is some online controversy and debate about what the yield sign really means.

Yield signs, which is often depicted by the inverted triangle with red lines along the sides of the triangle, can be usually found on merge lanes at freeways, highways, or some intersections.

What is the meaning of the yield sign?

First, let’s talk about what it is NOT.

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5 Tips in Looking for Private Driving Lessons

Most new drivers tend to get their driving lessons from family members–their father, mother, a sibling, or even a close relative. At times, close friends may even devote their time to help someone learn to drive.

But what if family members or friends are just not available? And you don’t even have a car on which to practice on? This is where private driving lessons come in. They can help you learn the driving skills and knowledge you need.

Before you sign on the dotted line, however, consider the following tips in looking for private driving lessons.

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