When changing lanes, the most important thing is to wait until there is a clear gap in the traffic. Then move safely and smoothly into the center of the desired lane, while maintaining your space in the flow of traffic so that no other vehicle is forced to slow down, speed up, or change lanes to avoid collision.
When you change lanes, follow these steps:
- Turn on your signal.
- Check your mirrors.
- Check your blind spot by looking over your shoulder.
- If it is safe, change lanes.
- Turn off your signal after completing the lane change.