Top 10 Things that are Illegal or Potentially Illegal While Driving

Driving is one of the main ways of transportation no matter where you live. It’s something we all do at some point. Just beware that if you’re behind the wheel, you have a lot of responsibilities on your hands. Beware of these things as they may end up costing you some fines or worse if you aren’t careful.

The Top Ten

1 Using a Cell Phone

In Tennessee the rule is Hands Free Tennessee. Plus about the stop light phone check. My sister does that all the time and I'm like "sis they can still pull you over". She doesn't listen and a week later she gets pulled over because she was on her phone at a red.

While not as big of a deal now than a few years ago This one's a bit more serious than most of the illegal things on the list because it can actually get people killed. But many of us are still getting over the habit of checking our texts or Snapchat while we're behind the wheel. Even at a red light this isn’t a good idea. Just put your phone away

Anything that distracts you from the road is dangerous and could potentially kill you.

Texting or something will obviously get you distracted. Your car will then crash.

2 Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol

Like with Texting and Driving people will drink and do drugs while driving which is dangerous considering they impair your judgement putting yourself and everyone else at risk. Just know if you’re going to go out and drink at a bar or nightclub just get an Uber or get a ride from a sober friend

Drunkenness drives you crazy. You obviously can't drive. Even if you are drinking a limited amount of alcohol, just be cautious and probably walk home or something. - SoongeBill

Guys it's just not smart. Be safe.

3 Not Wearing a Seatbelt

Obviously you don't want this to become a habit but we have all done it. You hop into your car and know you are just going a few blocks, and forget to buckle your belt. In most cases, this is no problem, but you should know this: A majority of car crashes occur within five miles of home. According to a study performed by Progressive Insurance Company back in 2004, 52 percent of car accidents occur within 5 miles of a person's home. Auto accidents occur close to home because people generally let their guard down after they get off of the busy streets.

You could get ejected through the window if the impact of the accident is strong enough.

If you have a serious wreak, not having a seat belt on can kill you

4 Rolling Through a Stop Sign

Ah yes Stop signs we’ve all seen them. this is another bad habit of anyone who has cruised through the suburbs down a road having you go through Stop-sign-filled intersections that slowed you down much more than if you'd just stayed in the stop-and-go traffic of the main streets. It's against the law but you know you've done it. Believe it or not a rolling stop isn’t the same as a regular stop

People do this all the time. You have to come to a complete stop.

saw a friggin SEMI TRUCK do this once. that was interesting.

5 Driving Over the Speed Limit

When was the last time you actually drove the speed limit? While technically it's illegal to exceed the speed posted on those signs, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who actually obeys those signs. Generally as long as you aren’t going 10 mph over and you are keeping up with the flow of traffic you should be ok

Hmm as long as you're not going too fast.

6 Driving Under the Minimum Speed Limit

I recently saw someone drive at around 80 on the highway. That's dangerous, it forces people behind to slow down and go on the other lane. It could cause serious accidents.

Not quite as common as going over the speed limit but yes if you go too slow you can get pulled over as it’s just as Dangerous if not more dangerous than speeding but you’d have to go like 20 mph under the speed limit to get caught for it

Again as long as you're not driving too slow.

7 Driving While Drowsy

Some people really do want to get every last mile they can out of a day of traveling. They think they can drive all night to get to their destinations without taking proper rest breaks. Those are the types of drivers you want to beware of, because their erratic driving and swerving is a danger to themselves as well as others. States like New Jersey and Arkansas have laws about tired drivers, and other states are also in the process of implementing laws to stop this. Honestly it’s almost as bad if not worse than being under the influence of drugs or alcohol

I have to admit I have been guilty of this one before usually because of not realizing I'm tired when starting.

If you can prevent it, don't drive tired.

8 Turning Right on Red (In Certain Areas)

Disclaimer: While yes it's legal in many states, some do not allow it. not that many people pay attention to the law when they're in a rush and there's no oncoming traffic. Chances are You probably treated it like a Stop sign: coming to a stop, looking both ways, then getting on your way. As long as you didn't do this in front of a cop car, you were probably fine.

Just make sure you're cautious when turning right on red.

9 Blaring Music Too Loudly

Here in Sweden there's a lot of idiots who open their windows and blast mainstream pop out of their speakers to be "cool". It's the most retarded sight you can ever get here

Who doesn’t like music right? We all like to jam out to our favorite songs while driving but beware of the volume. As playing music to the point where you can’t hear horns honking, sirens or trains approaching can cost you a fine. Also for the record wearing headphones is illegal in many states although why would you do that anyway?

I hate people that blare music.

10 Not Securing Your Pets Properly

You’ve all seen Dogs who have their heads sticking out of a window with their tongues hanging out. They are just adorable. But it can lead to some serious problems if your pet isn’t properly secured, especially if you are involved in an accident. Unrestrained pets lead to a lot of accidents because it can distract the driver and others around them. That’s not even getting to Pets like snakes, lizards and other animals can get into tiny spaces, under your seat or even wrap around you oblivious to the danger it might cause. There might be no federal law about harnessing pets, but there are plenty of state laws around about the subject. Honestly as long as you aren’t in an accident you should be fine because Dammit those puppies sticking their heads out the window and so freaking cute

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