27 Alerts From the LANE COURTESY Tag


Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive? NMA E-Newsletter #497

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Our son will soon turn 16 and he has no interest in learning how to drive yet. I’m relieved. I don’t want to teach him how to drive especially since I drive a stick shift. It doesn’t help that I’m not really the best role model of driving. I’m […]

What Bugs Motorists: NMA E-Newsletter #444

The laundry list is long and not nearly complete but we gave it a shot. During June the NMA conducted an online survey in conjunction with the promotion of Lane Courtesy Month. We presented a list of several nuisance items for drivers and asked the several hundred respondents to note which particular ones bother them.  […]

A Testament to Driver Courtesy: NMA E-Newsletter #443

Though declaring June as Lane Courtesy Month allows the NMA to shine a spotlight on the importance of keeping right to allow faster traffic to pass, what shouldn’t be lost in the shuffle is that lane courtesy is a 24/7/365 principle. If not practiced universally, the benefits can easily be lost. Put another way, it […]

Putting Courtesy Back into Driving: NMA E-Newsletter #440

When promoting the virtues of lane courtesy, the NMA will often get feedback from readers suggesting – some more forcefully than others – that the proper terminology should be ‘lane discipline’ or ‘keep right except to pass.’ Both of those phrases have specific and important meanings, but neither does justice to the spirit of cooperation […]

Lane Courtesy or Law–A California Cultural Examination: NMA E-Newsletter #439

from Norman Risch, NMA California Member While the NMA has been increasingly promoting left lane courtesy for years, I can compare several states in which I have lived or worked. California is far worse than Maryland, DC, or Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and most other Eastern states in left and right lane courtesy (not that any […]