We all know that driving is not an easy task. There are many rules that must be followed in order to make sure everyone gets around safely. But what happens when you don’t follow these rules? You might get a ticket, or worse, hurt someone else! In this blog post, we will explore 6 important rules that every driver should follow when driving in New Jersey.

1. It is illegal to drive without a license or insurance

Driving without a license or insurance is illegal. It is not only dangerous for the driver, but also for other drivers on the road. There are many reasons why you might be driving without these necessities. But, if this happens to you it could lead to serious consequences like fines and even jail time. To help avoid these outcomes, learn more about how to get your license and insurance so that you can drive freely again! 

Driving without a license or insurance is illegal in most states of America. Without either one of those things, you cannot legally operate a car at all times because they both provide important information about who is authorized to operate a vehicle on public property as well as any previous violations that have been made. If you get pulled over and cannot provide a valid license or insurance, not only will your car be impounded right on the spot but it can lead to serious consequences such as fines up to thousands of dollars.

2. You cannot have an open container of alcohol in the car

You cannot have an open container of alcohol in the car. This is a law that most people are aware of, but it’s important to note that this includes containers with just a few drops or even those opened for consumption at another location. You can also be fined if you consume alcohol from an unsealed container while driving on public roads. The only time-consuming alcohol from an unsealed container while driving on public roads is legal is when there’s no other feasible option and the vehicle isn’t moving as long as they don’t exceed a .08% BAC level. To avoid these fines, refrain from drinking any alcoholic beverage before getting behind the wheel and always drink responsibly!

3. It is illegal to talk on your cell phone while driving 

The law was passed for a good reason: it makes the road safer. Much research has been done in regards to the dangers of talking on your phone while driving, and it is in fact dangerous. You are four times more likely to be involved in an accident if you’re using your cell phone behind the wheel. And just because you have Bluetooth doesn’t mean that you can talk on your phone without risking an accident it’s illegal not only when driving but also when riding a motorcycle or bicycle! So remember, put down your cellphones and drive safely!

4. There are many rules for passing other cars, including no passing on the left side and no passing when you’re within 200 feet of a school 

In the United States, it is generally legal to pass another vehicle on either side. However, there are a few rules that should be followed in order for a driver to successfully complete a passing maneuver. For example, when making a left-hand turn, drivers should not only yield the right-of-way but also wait until they have completely crossed over before moving back into the lane of traffic going straight ahead. When executing this type of maneuver from behind another car or other obstruction on both sides of your vehicle (such as an SUV), then you may need to move into the opposite lane and use that space while waiting for an opportunity to return safely to your own lane.

When you’re within 200 feet of a school, no passing is allowed. You can’t pass on the right side until after the other car has passed the point where an imaginary line drawn between two points would be intersected by that car’s right-hand wheels. If there’s another car coming in the opposite direction and they’re approaching each other at high speeds, it is best to stay back so they can get past one another without any issues or contact. These are just some of the many rules for passing cars safely!

5. You must come to a complete stop at red lights before going through them, even if there’s no one else around 

 Driving is a privilege, not a right. When you are driving on the roadways, it is your responsibility to follow all traffic laws and regulations. If you’re too close to the vehicle in front of you when you come up to a red light or stop sign, then it’s time for that driver to tap their brakes so that they can come to an absolute stop before going through the red light or stop sign. This will help avoid any possible collisions with other vehicles as well as pedestrians who may be crossing at intersections where there are no crosswalks.

What kind of message are you sending when you go through an intersection after the light has turned red? Is it simply that you’re in a hurry to get somewhere, or do you think maybe there’s no one around so it doesn’t matter? What if someone else is coming up behind you and they don’t know what your intentions are – will they assume the same thing about themselves and keep going blindly into danger? You may not be thinking about these things consciously, but part of being a responsible driver is making sure others on the road can see where your vehicle is at all times. That means stopping before proceeding through an intersection even if there’s nobody around.

6. If you see flashing police lights behind you, pull over as soon as it’s safe to do so

If you see flashing police lights behind you, pull over as soon as it’s safe to do so. If the officer wants to talk with you at your car or elsewhere, follow them without argument or comment. This is not a time for explanations, excuses, arguments, or other words that could be seen as confrontational. The officer will tell you what they want and when they are done they will leave and let you go on about your day – but this may not happen until after a ticket has been issued. 

The law enforcement community is made up of good people who have sworn an oath to protect us from harm. They deserve our respect and compliance when we interact with them in their official capacity even if we disagree with the law that is being enforced. It’s not worth losing your license or having other serious consequences because you refuse to cooperate with an officer who has the authority to detain you until they are satisfied that you’ve learned a valuable lesson about driving safety!


This article has covered a lot of information about what you need to know when driving. The next time we find ourselves behind the wheel, we will be better prepared and more confident thanks to this guide. If you know what to do in the event of an accident, it can help reduce your risk and liability. Be sure to abide by all of these laws, and help make our roads safe for everyone!