Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Rules of the Road

By Johann Ken Flanders

The laws of the road are the rules that all road users must abide by. They are for cyclists and motorists to pay particular attention to, although they are meant for all road users.

The basic road rules are written in an agreement, internationally recognised under the authority of the UN and are in place to govern the actions taken between road users, and between road users and pedestrians.

Not all countries are bound to these laws and, even in the countries that are, local variations can be found in various places scattered throughout the UN. There is also a set of unspoken rules that are understood by drivers universally.

The most obvious example of these unspoken rules is that drivers are generally expected to avoid crashing into other vehicles and pedestrians, regardless of whether or not the law allows the other vehicle or pedestrian to be where they are.

There are traffic lights and signs which need to be adhered to at all times as well as the written and unwritten sets of rules. Police officers are somtimes used instead of traffic lights and signs in heavily congested areas such as an accident zone, a busy crossing or any kind of traffic disruption.

It is unavoidable, as with any set of rules, that these laws are broken. If you find yourself having broken any of these laws, whether in a minor or major sense, the first thing to think about should be contacting a professional road law advisor/soliciter with lots of experience.

The right person really will prove to be an invaluable asset to your defence should it be taken as far as the courtrooms.

Your ideal candidate will be a specialist road law firm as they will undoubtedly provide a better and more knowledgeable service than traditional law firms that dabble around in all areas of the law.

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