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Commonly broken traffic rules

traffic signs

Rules are made to be broken, this a common saying out there. Even if you are a very careful driver, you might find yourself crossing the traffic rules. It happens either consciously or unconsciously from time to time. There are those traffic rules strictly followed by all driver, like stopping at a red light, while there are those broken by everyone. Many drivers break the rules when in a hurry. However, you should always have it in mind that traffic rules are there for your safety and that of others. This article will outline some of the commonly broken traffic rules. Read on.

Not stopping for pedestrians

crossing childrenAt times drivers forget that there are other people on the road. Failure to stop for the walking guys happens often. Do not forget that pedestrians have a right of way as well. If you find them waiting to cross at a crosswalk, the fair thing to do is to stop and let them cross. It takes you less than a minute.


Many drivers assume the speed limits. You will get them hooting at the car in front which is going at the right speed. When you are getting late 40 mph feels like 5mph, but did you know that you will get later if the traffic police pulls you over. It is not only overspeeding which is bad; slow driving can be dangerous as well especially on the highway where everyone else is speeding. Not all countries have speed minimums, but if you are in one, ensure that you are driving at the minimum if possible.


Wrong turns

traffic rulesIt is important to be aware of your countries rule concerning U-turns. Some state allows U-turn while others do not. Pay attention to all signs on the road; some areas might be permitted while others not. Be keen to read all traffic signs at the traffic lights. Right turns here might be prohibited.

Texting while driving

It is illegal to drive and text in many states. The levels of restrictions might be different, but it remains illegal. This is termed as distracted driving. Some countries have different rules concerning other forms of distracted driving like talking on a hands-free mobile device. Even if you are in a country without restrictions concerning texting while driving, it does not make it safe. The above rules seem simple, but if not properly followed could result in deadly accidents.…

Things you should know about child support

child support

When things get sour, and marriage has to end, you should understand that the lives of children must go on. To give them the best lives, child support should be paid to the custodial parent. This article will give you a few things you must understand about child support. Read on:

You need a lawyer

child support, divorceA child support lawyer is very important. He will save you money and the embarrassments of airing dirty lines in public. Each partner must have their lawyer. Discuss with them and agree on the amounts you are both comfortable with. If you fail to agree in front of your attorneys, there is no option than going to court. Your lawyers will be of importance even in court. Let them represent you. They will argue the case in your favor to make sure that you get what you want. The court will at the end of the day make the final ruling.

Pay the agreed amount

After the decision on the amount to pay has been reached, you must honor it. Always take note of each payment or keep documents proving your payment. Failure to owner your promise results to court penalties. The court might decide to jail you if you default continuously. If the court proves that you have money, but you decided not to pay, they will take it directly from your bank. The wise choice here is to make the agreed payments on time.

Payments might fluctuate

After the court’s ruling, spouses think that they will make a certain amount month after month until their death. Well, this is not the case. The amounts paid can change depending on your current situation. If you lost your job, for example, the court will stop or reduce the amount until you are stable again. You might be forced to pay more if the custodial parent lost their job or going through hard financial times. All you need to do is report your case to your lawyer, who will take it to the judge for review.

Track your payments

divorceEven if things seem to be good for you and your ex and you are making your child support payments as agreed, never trust them. Some might decide to take revenge on you by reporting to the judge that you have not been making the payments. To be safe, keep records of your payments just in case things turn against you.…