You don’t get a license until you’ve learned all the rules and know your way adequately around the road – both off it and on it. People, drivers in general, don’t pay a load of attention when starting to drive in a new state. Most times, looking into the state-based regulations and rules do not cross one’s mind while travelling or settling in a new state. This is where most of us wrong. It is absolutely vital that we pay attention to all these details as they will in turn decide our fate – and that of our license on the road. At Paradiso insurance, we care about your life and want it to advance to the max with the best of the best. Therefore, in order to help you along the way, we’ve put together a few important tips for new Connecticut drivers. Going through these will help you stay safe and secure in CT.
Watch out for the bicycles
A bicycle lane is an exclusive lane on the right side of the road designed especially for bikes. Bike lanes are designated with bicycle pavement markings and arrows that direct cyclists in the direction to travel. While driving in Connecticut, always keep these rules in mind and watch out for the bicycles on the road.
Watch out of the equestrians
In CT, horses on the road are quite common and it is quite possible that if you’re not from here that you don’t know the rules to drive around them.
- Always slowdown when you come near a horse or a carriage. Always pass with a wide berth, at least 6 to 8 feet from the said horse and carriage.
- When approaching a horse from behind, let oncoming traffic pass the horse first
- Drive a minimum of 20 feet behind a horse and cart when following on the road. Wait until the oncoming lane is completely clear before passing (with a wide berth, 6–8 feet).
- When returning to the traffic lane, do not cut quickly in front of the horse; give plenty of room.
Watch out for motorists
Motorcycle riders make a big part of CT traffic. Thus, it is vital that you keep them in mind while driving. So, when driving in this great state, reduce speed when encountering cyclists please, do not tailgate, especially in harsh weather conditions especially in winters. Like in any other state, there are hazard motorcyclists on the road. Therefore, you should recognize hazards cyclists may face and give them space. Also, do look out for cyclists coming the wrong way. We know it’s not your job but better be safe than sorry, no?
At Paradiso insurance, our goal is to make your life easier. Be it in the professional sphere or private, our aim is to provide our customers with the best insurance plans they can get their hands on – fitted and tailor-made to their needs and specifications. Our professional staff and excellent services are designed keeping your best interest in mind and our on-hands approach is what makes us a firm you can rely on. To get an even more insightful take on why you should observe road safety, check out one of our previous blogs!