I think it's wonderful that our schools and even preschools teach our children the rules of the road. An octagon shape that's red automatically means stop to kids. A red light automatically means go, whereas a green light automatically means go!
But, they don't teach them the exceptions to the rules. And, when you have four backseat drivers like I do, it can become quite a pain!
See, my kids don't know about turning right on red. And try explaining it and they just tune out and tell me the police are going to come get me! Or, when the light turns green, but we're 5 or 6 cars back, they don't understand why we're NOT GOING, THE LIGHT IS GREEN!
Sometimes being in the car is the most stressful time I have with my kids. Not only do I need to be a safe driver and make sure not to get in any accidens, I also have to make sure I follow the state traffic laws and the "family" traffic laws.
But, Xander has some advice for when the police are chasing me (because we all know I'm not going to stop, I'm just going to run from them). "Smile real big and they won't take you to jail."