Acknowledge fellow drivers
Remember that even though you’re in a car, fellow drivers can likely still see you. If you let someone merge in front of you, or if someone lets you merge, just acknowledge the action. Jacqueline Whitmore, etiquette expert and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach says, “motion with your hand to let someone go in front of you, or wave and mouth the word ‘thank you’ if someone lets you go in front of them.” If you’ve forgotten this rule, you might not know these 13 subtle driving mistakes that can get you pulled over.
Use the shoulder for emergencies only
It is illegal in some states to use the shoulder for anything but emergencies. Never use the shoulder to weave through traffic. Not only could you get a ticket, but you could also be blocking the shoulder from emergency vehicles that need to get through traffic. If you’re using the shoulder to put on makeup or eat some soup, you’re guilty of one of the craziest things people have done while driving.
Use the exit lane only to exit
Though it may be legal to do so in some states, it’s bad manners to use an exit lane to speed through traffic. Plus, swerving in and out of traffic unnecessarily can be dangerous. These confusing road signs will stump you.