Back to Basics

Call them rules, guidelines, standards, or principles – on Texas roadways, these are the laws of the lanes! Be a great driver with these basic tips, and do your part to help End the Streak of fatalities on Texas roadways:
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Keep your eyes on the road. 
  • Use your turn signals. 
  • Don't tailgate. 
  • Avoid rubbernecking at accidents.
  • Use your headlights. 
  • Only use your high beams when necessary. 
  • Make complete stops. 
  • Merge early and allow others to merge. 
  • Don't litter. 
  • Follow speed limits. 
  • Only use the left lane for passing.
  • Don't lean on the horn. 
  • Obey traffic signs. 
  • Respect school zones, work zones, and other traffic zones. 
  • Be considerate of cyclists.
  • Never drive under the influence.
  • Put away distracting devices. 
  • Pull over for active emergency vehicles. 
  • Do not block intersections with your car.



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