10 Things Houston Drivers Should Relearn From the Driver's Handbook
Driving in harmony in Houston is a rarity, especially during rush hour. Drivers here might just be a little more difficult than motorists in other cities, too. According to the In the Driver's Seat Road Rage Survey released this week, Houston ranked first on the least-courteous-driver list.
Photo by TexasDarkHorse via Flickr Houston has some of the least courteous drivers in the country, a study shows.
So we thought we'd share the ten things that Houstonians need to relearn from the Texas Driver's Handbook.
10) Respect the cross-walk
Photo by PEDS
You should always be on the lookout for individuals who are on foot (pedestrians) whether they have the right-of-way or not. Drivers must give the right-of-way to pedestrians:
1. At an uncontrolled intersection (there are not any traffic signs or signals for the pedestrian to enter the crosswalk) 2. If the pedestrian has a WALK signa a.) If there is not a pedestrian control signal, give the pedestrian the right-of-way on a green light.
b.) If the light changes to red after the pedestrian has entered the crosswalk, still give the pedestrian the right-of-way.
Yeah, that last line might be a little hard to swallow, but read it over about 100 times. Live by it, at least for the ten people who do walk in Houston.