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Lane Courtesy


What Is Lane Courtesy?

What Is Lane Courtesy?

This article explains the concept of lane courtesy, which is better known as "slower traffic keep right." It also includes a short historical perspective on the idea.


4 Key Benefits Of Lane Courtesy

4 Key Benefits Of Lane Courtesy

This article lists some of the many benefits that you and the other drivers on the road will notice if you practice good lane courtesy.


Lane Courtesy: A Driving Ethic

Lane Courtesy: A Driving Ethic

While lane courtesy laws can be useful, they should be used as a platform to promote the concept of lane courtesy and not simply as another way to ticket drivers.


Making Lane Courtesy Work

Making Lane Courtesy Work

This article reveals that a long-term commitment to education and building public awareness is the key to improving lane courtesy.


Lane Courtesy Excuses To Avoid

Lane Courtesy Excuses To Avoid

While most breaches of lane courtesy are unintentional, some drivers take pride in obstructing traffic. This article goes through the excuses used to rationalize this behavior.


June Is Lane Courtesy Month

June Is Lane Courtesy Month

In order to bring attention to this important issue, the National Motorists Association Foundation is promoting June as Lane Courtesy Month each year.


Additional Lane Courtesy Resources

Additional Lane Courtesy Resources

This is a compilation of resources related to lane courtesy. It includes links to several studies dealing with the use of traffic signs to promote lane courtesy.


Lane Courtesy Laws By State

Lane Courtesy Laws By State

This is a link to a website maintained by NMA Massachusetts Activist, John Carr. It has a listing of lane courtesy laws by state.


Have you ever been in a traffic jam and then after it clears, when you expect to see an accident or some other reason for it, you find nothing?
Find out what causes these traffic jams.

It's not what causes these traffic jams, it's who. There's a specific type of driver to blame and the worst part is that they love doing it and refuse to stop. Who is wasting your time?


NMA Position on Lane Courtesy

The NMA strongly supports the simple but significant concept of the slower traffic using the right lane and vehicles in the left lane yielding to faster traffic.


NMA Lane Courtesy Fact Sheet

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Take Action

Lead by example
Practice lane courtesy whenever you drive. Tell your friends and family to do the same and explain to them why it's important.

Write a "letter to the editor" to your local newspaper.
The whole point of Lane Courtesy Month is to raise public awareness about this issue, and your letter will help. Click here to view a sample letter.

Contact your state legislators and urge them to support stronger lane courtesy laws.
Click here to see if your state has a lane courtesy law.

If your state already has a lane courtesy law:
Write the commander of your state police or highway patrol and explain to him why enforcing this law is so important.





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