Rules and tips for first time drivers?

I am going to start learning how to drive soon but I am confused on road rules. I am especially confused on stop lights and intersections. When do you have the right of way on an intersection? And I have heard that if you are turning right, but it is a red light you can still turn right (I am not sure if that is

I am going to start learning how to drive soon but I am confused on road rules. I am especially confused on stop lights and intersections. When do you have the right of way on an intersection? And I have heard that if you are turning right, but it is a red light you can still turn right (I am not sure if that is true or not). Any important tips and road rules that I should know before I start driving? I am very scared to start driving so any help would be much appreciated.

Other answer:

Emma:
The rules for first time drivers are the same as the rules for everybody else on the road.
For rights of way queries try reading the information that is freely available to you.
Tips? take it easy.
StephenWeinstein:
1. If you're not sure who has the right of way, then assume that you don't, and wait for everyone else to go first.

2. If you are turning right, and you are in the U.S., but you are not in New York City, and there is no sign saying that you can't turn on red, and there are no other cars coming, then you can stop and then turn right. In New York City, you cannot. In Canada, you cannot. If there are other cars coming that have green lights, then you have to let them go first. And you always have to stop at the red light, before you turn right; you can't just go through it.

adaviel:
The road rules are specific to your jurisdiction; to your state in the US. So those are the ones you need to learn to pass your test, but you should be aware that rules change slightly when you cross state boundaries and certainly when you drive in another country. In BC you have to learn the rules and pass a theory test before they even let you on the road. YMMV.
mjz:
Hi it's not specifically about your questions but my dad who drove alot in his life and work taught me this. When driving always be looking ahead and be aware of everything even on the paths and always use your mirrors and check over your shoulder when moving off pulling out changing lanes because there's a blindspot for mirrors and never pull out in front of large heavy vehicles because although they look slow they take longer to slow down and stop because of the weight. Always have kept me safe…
Murzy:
a right turn on red after stopping is permitted in many states but not all. when 2 drivers arrive at an intersection at the same time, the driver on the right has the right of way
Skoda John:
Everywhere publishes a book with the rules in that area. Get a copy and read it.
Have you taken no interest when you have been being driven?
Harris:
Just remember the road rules and comply with whatever you are preferred to do.
Sally:
Just remember the road rules and comply with whatever you are preferred to do.
Ron:
These are all things you will learn in driving school.
Simpson:
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