Streetcars have been running in Oklahoma City since early December, and drivers are still learning how to share the road with them. With new lanes on the road, drivers are unsure what path they are supposed to travel in, and what the rules of the road are regarding streetcars. It is important all drivers familiarize themselves with the basics of streetcar law so that all vehicles can share the road in the safest manner possible.
All drivers should know that the streetcars travel along a designated path fitted with tracks. They cannot move from this path and so, they cannot move or react to certain mistakes made by other drivers. For this reason, drivers should never park on the streetcar tracks, and they should always look for oncoming streetcars while opening parked car doors. When parking, it is also important the entire vehicle is within the marked lines of a parking space. This can prevent the vehicle from becoming damaged from a passing streetcar.