Common Myths That Drivers Face on the Road

Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 21, 2012

Everyone likes to display team spirit. Many sports fans buy the license plate frames to put on the license plate of their vehicle, but in Texas if the license plate frame makes the letters or numbers of the license plate hard to read an officer can site the driver. Always check the states written law for these decorative frames before installing one on a vehicle.

Is it illegal to drive without wearing shoes? This is a very common misconception and a question frequently asked in the defensive driving courses. In Texas, there is no law against driving bare foot. The pedals may be a little colder when pressing a bare foot against it. Simply remember that when driving, it is important to ensure that whatever type of shoe is worn makes the driver comfortable and good contact is made with either the break or accelerator.

The car oil needs to be changed every 3000 miles. The technology on most vehicles today advise drivers when to change the car oil. Some factors like the type of oil being used, how the car is driven and the age of the vehicle do come into play. The best way to know for sure is to check the manual on the vehicle.

If the gas tank is on E the vehicle can still be driven for 30 miles. This may be a true statement but it depends on the type of vehicle driven. Some vehicles can probably travel more than 30 miles once the fuel light comes on, but a big diesel truck may not. Again, refer to the manual for how far the vehicle can travel. However, never having to deal with being out of gas is probably better than finding out how far the vehicle will go.

Police officers will let drivers go 5 miles over the speed limit. Police officers can actually cite drivers for going one mile over the speed limit. Some drivers may be under the impression they can go 5 miles over because they may have never been pulled over while driving 5 miles over the speed limit. Some officers may let drivers get away with driving 5 miles over the speed limit because they are only waiting for that one driver that is going way over the legal speed.

This is information is brought to you by Comedy Driving, Inc. and Iron Property Insurance. Comedy Driving, Inc. has been in business for over 10 years and is an approved Texas defensive driving schools.

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