Staying in Driving Line

Driving Line

It is very important to pay attention to your lane position. A new driver should learn to keep the vehicle in the center of the driving lane and away from the edges.

The blue line on the picture represents an imaginary driving line in the middle of the lane. While driving straight ahead you will normally stay on this driving line unless other factors affect the position of your car.

Car lane position

Sometimes, you will use different lane positions to make adjustments for potential problems and create more space between your car and dangerous situations. There are three lane positions that a driver can choose without changing lanes. These are illustrated in the graphic and explained in the next slide.

Position number 1 is in the middle of the lane and will be used for most driving situations.

Positions 2 and 3 are placements to the left and the right when restrictions to your path or view exist—without having to move out of the lane of travel.

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