Yielding to faster traffic is a simple concept, but it's often forgotten. Chances are that when you're behind the wheel, you see a bunch of people ignoring this basic driving rule, which is commonly referred to as lane courtesy.
That's why the National Motorists Association (NMA) Foundation is promoting June as Lane Courtesy Month.
We want to bring attention to this important issue. If everyone would practice lane courtesy, driving would be more enjoyable, our roads would be safer, congestion would be reduced, and we would even save money on gas!
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.
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.