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ENTERING THE CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAY-FREEWAY

  • Use the acceleration lane to get up to cruising speed before attempting to merge into the traffic stream.
  • Yield to approaching traffic on the freeway as you are about to enter and stop if necessary, but be cautious of the vehicles following you.

LEAVING THE EXPRESSWAY

  • Keep moving on the expressway. A stop can result in a serious rear end crash. Move to the deceleration lane and then slow down.
  • Plan ahead. Watch for exit signs. If you miss an exit don’t back up. Go to the next exit.
  • If you take a wrong exit don’t stop. Stops are a primary cause of rear end crashes.
  • Except in the case of emergency, parking is prohibited on the paved portion of the highway, the shoulders, or anywhere within right-of-way.
  • Make only authorized turns on the highway or freeway.
  • Dimming of headlights is required on divided highways as it is elsewhere.