Merging

Merging on highway

Any time you merge with other traffic, you need a sufficient gap that will allow a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead of you. Filter through traffic slowly. If you stop to wait until all lanes are clear, you may tie up traffic or cause an accident.

  • Don't try to squeeze into a gap that is too small. Leave yourself a big enough space cushion.
  • Watch for vehicles around you. Use your mirrors and turn signals. Turn your head to look quickly to the side before changing lanes. Make sure you can stop safely if you must.
  • If you have to cross several lanes, take them one at a time.
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