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Old 07-26-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Canadian here...


Is there still a US state that does not require rear seat passengers to be belted up . I seem to remember that it was either New Hampshire or Vermont.
As far as I know in NY - anyone over 14 doesn't have to be buckled up in the back seat.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Denver
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No left turns in much of New Orleans, you have to do the same thing as in Michigan.
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Old 07-26-2017, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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seems weird, but I heard that in South Dakota you drive on the left, but they don't get the word out very well as most all of the residents and visitors alike that I came upon steadfastly adhere to the drive on the right convention and get awfully worked up on anyone like me following the proper (if confusing) rule
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Old 07-26-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Canadian here...


Is there still a US state that does not require rear seat passengers to be belted up . I seem to remember that it was either New Hampshire or Vermont.
Any state with the cross-hatch, whether blue or red, does not require seat belts for back seat passengers. The ages vary from 7 (!!!!) to 18 depending on individual state law.

I know Michigan is 16 for back seat passengers. I lived in NC for 6 years and seriously had no idea it was required for adults. I'm pretty sure I buckled up anyway because my friends and coworkers were not great drivers, lol.
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Old 07-26-2017, 02:39 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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There are a few states (don't know which ones) where it is illegal to smoke inside your car if someone under age 16 is inside.
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Old 07-27-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Here's a typical on/off-ramp intersection to I-25 in Colorado Springs (The Gazette). And as a bonus, we get three more non-timed signal lights!:

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Old 07-27-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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In Virginia, anything over 80mph is considered reckless driving. So if you are driving on a 70 mph highway and are caught going 81 mph you can be charged with reckless driving. Also, reckless driving in Virginia is a misdemeanor criminal charge.
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Old 07-27-2017, 12:57 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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In Virginia, anything over 80mph is considered reckless driving. So if you are driving on a 70 mph highway and are caught going 81 mph you can be charged with reckless driving. Also, reckless driving in Virginia is a misdemeanor criminal charge.
F'n VA.
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Old 07-28-2017, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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In Texas, I wasn't aware of this law where the cars getting off of a highway offramp has the right of way when merging onto a service road even if you're in the lane opposite from the lane receiving the merging traffic.. and even if there's no "yield sign".
That's the nature of the feeder road, a feature unique to the state. A bridge going over to drop/pick up traffic on the right would be overkill.

Another law in Texas allows passing on the right shoulder on a two-lane road if the car on the travel lane is stopped to make a left and yielding to traffic on the opposite side. That gets you a ticket in other states, so I don't try to make it a habit and just wait behind the car.
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Old 07-29-2017, 01:17 AM
 
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In the Pittsburgh PA area, if a driver (or a line of cars) wants to turn left at a busy intersection but cannot do so because of the heavy oncoming traffic, then the first driver in the line is allowed to finally turn left after his light turns red and the oncoming traffic has stopped.
Do you mean when the light turns green?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsburgh_left

That is a strange custom and I could see it causing problems. In Los Angeles there is a sort of unwritten rule for unprotected lefts, which is most of the intersections in the city. After the light turns red, 2 cars get to turn left. Out of town tourists that don't go when the light changes will get honking and some gestures.
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