53 While Driving

531 Traffic Regulations

All commercial motor vehicle operators must be familiar with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act and with Title 49 of the United States Code, Chapter 313 (49 U.S.C. 313). Know the traffic regulations of the area in which you are operating, and obey them at all times. Pay particular attention to the following instructions:

  1. Observe posted speed limits. Postal Service policy is not to schedule trips that require a driver to exceed posted speed limits.
  2. Yield the right-of-way. Remember that yielding the right of way in an uncertain situation may be safer than taking the right of way.
  3. Use proper caution when approaching school zones and children’s play areas. Reduce speed and increase your awareness when entering these areas. Remember that children often are unpredictable.