Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

Sunday, January 18, 2015
| John 1:43-51

Some weird driving laws are still on the books. Nothing weird about Jesus' first words to potential disciples. The first "rule" is to "follow." 

One of the great rites of passage in American

culture is when a teenager gets his or her driver's license. It takes the patience of Job to sit through the endless waiting at the DMV, nerves of steel to convince the tester that you can actually drive a vehicle while avoiding the impulse to text message and have a rudimentary knowledge of the rules of the road when taking the written test. Successfully navigate that labyrinth of bureaucratic stress and you become the proud owner of a laminated card that demonstrates to the world that you're a licensed driver (and also that you're quite capable of having a bad hair day).

While most of the United States observes most traffic laws in common, like driving on the right side of the road and actually stopping at stop signs, there are nuances in some of the rules that tend to vary from state to state. In some states, in fact, the laws on the books can be downright goofy. Consider these weird rules if you're planning a road trip this coming summer ...


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