Driving Etiquette Tips

운전연수 While we learn all about driving laws in drivers ed, there are some other rules that should be adhered to for the sake of common courtesy. These are generally unspoken rules that help make the highway safer for everyone.


If a driver lets you into a lane or gives way on a narrow road, a simple wave of acknowledgement is the decent thing to do.

Don’t tailgate

One of the most dangerous driving habits is tailgating. In addition to being dangerous, it can also be annoying and stressful for everyone on the road. Generally, people who tailgate are in a hurry or take a sadistic pleasure in irritating other drivers. Whatever their motivation, they should be reminded that other drivers have just as much right to the road as they do and that you deserve space when driving.

There is a recommended safe following distance, which varies depending on vehicle speed and weather conditions. It is usually two or more car lengths. Tailgating reduces this distance, creating a significant risk of rear-end collisions and chain reactions.

It’s a good idea to drive at the speed limit in most situations to prevent tailgating. However, if the driver behind you has a habit of driving too closely, try to avoid accelerating to match their speed. Similarly, don’t tap the brakes. This can trigger tailgating and cause the driver to become irritated by your actions. Instead, pull into the right lane to allow them to pass when the opportunity arises.

Don’t park in the middle of the road운전연수

There are a lot of laws and rules you must follow when driving. But there are also a number of driving etiquette tips that can make your journey much more enjoyable and safer for everyone on the road.

It’s rude and selfish to cut someone off. And it’s also dangerous for you and the other driver. The person you are cutting off could lose control of their vehicle, and there is a chance that they will swerve into other lanes of traffic.

Similarly, it is bad manners to drive in the middle of the road. It may seem more efficient to do so, but it will cause congestion and will ultimately slow you down. It can also block the shoulder for emergency vehicles to pass through.

When parking, always use your indicator to signal before turning, and give other drivers a wide berth. You should also centre your car and not take up more than one parking space. And never park on the shoulder, as this can block the space needed for other motorists who are exiting or merging from the same direction.

Give way at intersections

Intersections are the most dangerous parts of any roadway and as such, they require special attention and consideration from drivers. In controlled intersections, drivers are able to use traffic lights and road signs to determine which vehicle should proceed first. However, at uncontrolled intersections, it is up to each driver to ensure that they are giving way to those drivers who reach the intersection at the same time.

This is particularly important when driving on a small road that intersects with a larger one, such as a freeway or highway. In these situations, it is generally considered polite for a driver to yield to the vehicle already on the larger road before they start to turn off the smaller one.

This same courtesy should be extended to intersections and crossroads that are not controlled by stop or give way signs, such as a roundabout. It is not uncommon for drivers to be frustrated at having to wait to turn left or enter a roundabout, but they should never accelerate out of frustration and end up in the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Give a wave

The courtesy wave may seem like a small gesture, but it can actually have a big impact on your driving experience. In addition to being a simple way to show appreciation, it can help reduce frustration and anger on the road. This can be especially important when you’re encountering a particularly rude driver!

If you see someone give you the all-clear to drive in front of them in a crowded highway lane, it’s a good idea to let them know you appreciate their kindness with a quick wave. The gesture only takes a few seconds and doesn’t require you to take your hands off of the wheel.

However, waving off drivers can also be dangerous and put the waving party at risk of liability. The practice has been linked to crashes in which the driver who waves off another vehicle ends up colliding with them. These incidents can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening. In the case of Powers v. Torres, the court ruled that the prevailing law is not clear when it comes to wave off liability.

Don’t pinch someone else’s parking spot

We’re all familiar with the body of laws that govern how we should drive on the road, such as speed limits and giving way to other drivers. But there’s also a second set of driving rules that aren’t written down anywhere but can still save lives and prevent road rage. These unspoken rules of etiquette are often called ‘general driving courtesy’ and include things like letting other drivers into traffic, not blocking parking lot entrances and exits, and waving to your fellow road users.

Some of these courtesy rules are actually laws, but many people still don’t follow them. In fact, some of them are considered to be pet peeves and bad driving etiquette.

For example, using your hazard lights before your turn signals could confuse other drivers and lead to an accident, or simply be annoying to those behind you. Similarly, not signalling your intentions clearly can be dangerous for pedestrians and other drivers. The same goes for driving too close to parked cars and blocking pedestrians’ paths. This is all considered poor etiquette and can cause traffic jams, making everyone’s journey more stressful.