Archive for the ‘Rules of Birmingham Driving’ Category

Rules of Birmingham Driving (#5)

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

When stopped at a red light, SUV and pickup truck drivers are allowed to creep forward slowly until their vehicle is in the middle of the intersection.

Rules of Birmingham Driving (#4)

Monday, October 12th, 2009

You are only allowed to use the last 20 feet of any turn lane. If you try to get into the turn lane in this zone and find someone already in the turn lane, you are justified in doing any combination of the following:

  • Honking
  • Making obscene gestures
  • Screaming
  • Giving nasty looks
  • Ignoring the fact the other car is there and getting into the lane anyway, making the other driver take evasive action

Rules of Birmingham Driving (#3)

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

If you turn on your hazard flashers, parking laws do not apply to your car.

Rules of Birmingham Driving (#2)

Monday, September 28th, 2009

When pulling out from a parking lot or a side street, you must put your car directly in the middle of the outlet. This makes it difficult at best for other vehicles to turn into the area you’re leaving, and reinforces that you have the right of way in any such situation.

Rules of Birmingham Driving (#1)

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

When on the Interstate, you must remain in the left lane, unless passing or exiting. You are allowed to get out of the left lane if a driver behind you insists on illegally passing on the left. You may move to the middle or right lane to allow the pass, but then you must immediately return to the left lane.