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Can you stop while merging?
Do not stop before merging into freeway traffic, unless it is absolutely necessary. Freeway traffic has the right-of-way. When it is safe, follow the 3-second rule (refer to the Do not be a tailgater! section). Do not try to merge into a gap that is too small.
Why is the weave lane dangerous?
Dangerous because there could be a vehicle entering the expressway, using the weave lane as their acceleration lane, while another vehicle might be exiting the expressway using the same weave lane as their deceleration lane. What should you never merge in front of when entering the expressway?
What does a diamond in a lane mean?
In the United States and Canada, a diamond lane is a special lane on a street or highway that is reserved for specific types of traffic. In most areas, violating the rules of a diamond lane is punishable by a fine. Some common examples are: High-occupancy vehicle lane (HOV), also known as a carpool lane.
What is the easiest interchange to deal with?
The diamond interchange has two main uses. One is to replace a traffic signal intersection that is overloaded. The other is to provide needed access between Interstate highways and minor roads (since intersections are prohibited by law on Interstate highways). It is the easiest freeway-to-street interchange to build.
What is the weave lane used for?
Weave area. This sign is used to warn that you will be merging with another roadway as some traffic is exiting and crossing your path. In most cases, it is installed at highway interchanges that don’t have dedicated merge and exit lanes, where traffic entering the highway may intersect with traffic exiting the highway.
Who should yield in a weave lane?
Highways “ If entering a highway, drivers must yield to traffic and enter the right lane only when safe. When entering a highway in a weave lane ” where the entrance lane to the highway is the same lane as an exit lane ” drivers exiting have the right-of-way.
What is a deceleration lane?
Deceleration lanes allow traffic exiting a major street to slow down to a safer speed to make a left or right turn at an intersection without affecting the main flow of traffic. These lanes continue a freeway entrance ramp into an additional freeway lane; this becomes an exit only lane at the next downstream exit.
Which is the acceleration lane?
acceleration and deceleration lane. Definition English: Acceleration lane is a speed change area or lane consisting of added pavement at the edge of through traffic lanes to permit vehicles to accelerate before merging with the through-traffic flow.
What should a motorist do if they miss their exit?
If a motorist misses an exit ramp on the expressway he/she should go tot the next exit. What should a driver do when approaching a curve and why? Drivers should adjust steering and speed when approaching a curve in the road because vehicles tend to keep going straight.
When driving what should you always yield to?
Drivers turning left must yield to oncoming vehicles going straight. At a four-way stop, the driver reaching the intersection first may proceed before the other drivers (after coming to a complete stop). Drivers entering a road from a driveway, alley, or roadside must yield to vehicles already on the main road.
Who most often falls asleep while driving defensive driving?
Who Most Often Falls Asleep While Driving? Men are 5 times more likely than women to be involved in fatigue-related accidents. In 82% of drowsy driving crashes, the driver was alone in the vehicle.