RULES OF THE ROAD IN THEORY AND PRACTICE

IN PRACTICE THERE IS ONE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLE THAT IS COMMONLY ACCEPTED BY ALL GOOD DRIVERS. THIS IS THAT A DRIVER SHOULD REMAIN IN HIS OWN TRAFFIC LANE AND MAINTAIN A REASONABLY UNIFORM SPEED, ONLY CHANGING DIRECTION AND SPEED WHEN HE CAN DO SO WITHOUT INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER TRAFFIC. EXISTING TRAFFIC REGULATIONS ARE NOT ONLY AT VARIANCE WITH COMMON PRACTICES BUT INTRODUCE ELEMENTS OF UNCERTAINTY AND DANGER. ANALYSIS OF THE RULES IN VOGUE FOR PASSING VEHICLES ON FOUR LANE ROADS, FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY AT LIGHT CONTROLLED INTERSECTIONS, BOULEVARD CROSSINGS, AND FOR LEFT HAND TURNS, LEADS TO THE SUGGESTION THAT A SINGLE REGULATION BASED ON THE FOREGOING PRINCIPLE, WOULD LEAVE NO SHADOW OF A RIGHT FOR TWO VEHICLES TO BE IN THE SAME PLACE AT THE SAME TIME; WHICH IS NOT THE CASE WITH MOST EXISTING REGULATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 13, ParT I, PP 403 - 406
  • Authors:
    • Dickinson, H C
  • Publication Date: 1934

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 7-8, 1933. Part I: Reports of Research Committees and Papers
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00225820
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1971 12:00AM