Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road: Can drivers ignore traffic laws?

Question: Are cars and trucks required to follow traffic rules? I walk through downtown daily and frequently see cars speeding, going through red lights, turning without signaling, entering intersections they are unable to clear before the light cycles (blocking up traffic going in the other direction), failing to yield to pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crosswalks, and illegally passing. On a one-mile walk, I'm likely to see at least five such violations of traffic laws.


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