Exiting a Freeway

Highway Exit Sign

Look ahead for signs telling you about the exit you want and the lane you need to use. Check in front, behind, and to the side for traffic. Signal and move into the proper lane before the exit.

Most freeway exits have a special lane for you to use before you reach the exit ramp. Avoid slowing down on the freeway itself. Wait until you are in the deceleration lane. Then slow gradually until your speed matches the posted exit ramp speed.

If you miss the exit ramp, never turn around or back up. Go to the next exit; get back on the freeway in the opposite direction and return to the exit you want.

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