Coasting Down a Hill is Illegal in Most States (Part Two)

Written by Gregory Monte. This blog post is a follow-up to Friday’s where I discussed the interesting fact that coasting a vehicle down a hill is illegal in most states.  Now that I have completed the research, I can provide a comprehensive list of the states that actually allow this driving behavior. Just so you … Continue reading Coasting Down a Hill is Illegal in Most States (Part Two)

Coasting Down a Hill is Illegal in Most States.

Written by Gregory Monte. I have to apologize to my readers from Virginia.  I wrote a blog post last week where I ridiculed two Virginia laws: Dumb and Dumber – These two Virginia driving laws are as silly as it gets. Well, it turns out that most other states also have one of those “silly” Virginia … Continue reading Coasting Down a Hill is Illegal in Most States.

Can You Cross a Double Yellow Line to Pass a Slow-Moving Vehicle?

Written by Gregory Monte. Several Websites Get This Wrong Yes, you can ... in some states. If you don't believe me, I suggest that you read the rest of this blog post, because I provide the proof to back up my assertion. I rarely cite websites or other blogs when I write my posts.  Instead … Continue reading Can You Cross a Double Yellow Line to Pass a Slow-Moving Vehicle?

Impatient Driver Flashing High Beams Behind You? It’s legal, and you are required to move over.

Written by Gregory Monte. I am not an attorney, but I spend quite a bit of my free time reading and interpreting motor vehicle codes for fun and entertainment.  Although this may sound a bit perverse, I do it because I am interested in learning about obscure laws that most people have no idea exist. … Continue reading Impatient Driver Flashing High Beams Behind You? It’s legal, and you are required to move over.

“Frightened Animals” and the Motor Vehicle Code

Written by Gregory Monte. In doing research for yesterday’s blog post about “road hogs,” I discovered a section of Wisconsin’s motor vehicle code which struck me as odd – to say the least.  Chapter 346, Section 11 describes a driver’s obligation when passing or meeting a “frightened animal:” “Whenever a person riding, driving or leading … Continue reading “Frightened Animals” and the Motor Vehicle Code