By Mary Fetzer
Driver’s education classes teach the importance of red stop signs and double yellow lines. But over the decades since the car became America’s main mode of transportation, a great many traffic laws have made their way onto the books, far more than you’ll ever learn in a classroom.
For instance, do you know how many feet from a passing train you must stop your car? Are you transporting anything in your vehicle that would require you to come to a complete stop at every railroad crossing? Or how about tinted windows? State laws are quite specific on the matter. Some allow it, others require proof from a doctor that it’s medically required, and others prohibit it altogether.