All speed limits are based on ideal driving conditions. If conditions are hazardous, you must drive slower. The police officer may have determined that, due to road conditions, your speed was neither reasonable nor proper.
I was driving with a friend and he stopped at a yellow traffic light, then proceeded through the intersection. I felt that he should have remained stationary until the light again turned green. What was the right thing to do?
A yellow traffic light indicates that the signal is turning from green to red. If you
are already stopped at an intersection or a stop line, you may not proceed until that light turns green. Your friend was wrong.
How soon should I signal a turn? I once read online that I should signal 100 feet before the turn. Is that still correct?
The general rule is that you should signal at least 100 feet before the turn. Certainly, this can vary depending on the roadway. On the highway, it could be 500 feet or more. As a general rule, use the turn signal before using the car’s brakes. This will give other drivers a better indication of your intentions.
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