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					FREEWAY
Entering the Freeway
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
• Center Lanes -
  Through Traffic
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
• Center Lanes -
  Through Traffic
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
• Center Lanes -
  Through Traffic
• Right Lane - Slow
  Moving Traffic
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
• Center Lanes -
  Through Traffic
• Right Lane - Slow
  Moving Traffic
          Lane Use On The
             Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
• Center Lanes -
  Through Traffic
• Right Lane - Slow
  Moving Traffic
• Left lane Specially
  Marked For “HOV”
  Travel
   – Carpooling
   – Public Transportation
         Lane Use On The
            Freeway




• Left Lane - Passing
• Center Lanes -
  Through Traffic
• Right Lane - Slow
  Moving Traffic
• Left lane Specially
  Marked For “HOV”
  Travel
    –Carpooling
    –Public Transportation
Entering
                Entering




   Step One
• Check the Access Ramp
• Search for Gap / Open
  Space




                           1
                    Entering




    Step Two

• Signal Intention (left).
• Adjust speed
• Re-check for gap on
  freeway
                               2
               Entering




 Step Three
• Begin Acceleration      3
• Check Area Four
                 Entering




                            4
  Step Four
• Accelerate to posted
  speed
• Check mirrors
• Check blind spot
• Look ahead to target
  area
                  Entering



                             5



   Step Five
• Merge into traffic
                  Entering

                             6




   Step Six
• Center vehicle in
  right lane
• Adjust speed to
  traffic flow
• Cancel signal
 While On The Freeway
       DO NOT
• Drive over or across median, yellow
  painted line, or raised dividing section
• Make a left turn or a U-turn
• Use left lane except for passing
• Change lanes without signaling and
  checking traffic in blind areas
• Drive onto freeway except through an on-
  ramp.
• Park or Stop on the freeway, except at
  areas provided.
• Parking on shoulder is illegal unless you
  have an emergency.
• Back up
        Safe Tips
           for
     Freeway Driving
• Plan your trip before you leave
• When tired stop at rest areas
• Keep your attention to your driving
• Keep eyes moving- checking for
  dangerous situations
• Maintain safe following distance
• Check speed and fuel often
       Safe Tips
          for
    Freeway Driving
• Keep pace with traffic.
  – Right lane for slower traffic
  – Middle lane for higher speeds
  – left lane for passing
       Safe Tips
          for
    Freeway Driving
• Keep pace with traffic.
  – Right lane for slower traffic
  – Middle lane for higher speeds
  – left lane for passing
• Watch for merging traffic
  – Move to middle lane
  – or adjust speed to create a gap
  – Be a courtious driver
             Emergecies

•   Pull of to the RIGHT side of the freeway.
•   Turn on emergency flashers
•   Raise the hood
•   Tie a white hankerchief or scarf on the
    door handle or antenna.
•   After dark- turn on inside dome light
•   Set out flares or reflectors
•   Wait for help.
•   Do NOT walk along the freeway
•   DO NOT ACCEPT HELP FROM
    STRANGERS             “STRANGER
    DANGER”
•   ASK THEM TO CALL AUTHORITIES.
         POTENTIAL
          DANGERS
• Higher speeds - greater braking distances
  needed. (Takes longer to stop!)
• Field of vision is narrowed
• Highway hypnosis
• Velocitation effect
• Entering and exiting sometimes on the left
• Vehicles on shoulder re-entering
• Windy sections of the roadway
• Two vehicles changing lanes into the same
  lane
• Slow moving vehicles ahead
• “Pack Driving”
• Tire Hydroplanning during wet weather
  conditions
Exiting the Freeway
      Exiting the Freeway



   Step One
• Evaluate space areas
        5 and 6
• Check Mirrors and
  Blindspot
• Signal intention (right) as
  earliest as possible

                                1
     Exiting the Freeway



  Step Two
• Adjust to lane position
  three
• Re-check mirrors and
  blindspot
• Maintain speed
                            2
     Exiting the Freeway



   Step Three                  3
• Enter Exit Area
• Begin to slow to exit
  speed. Note:
   – Do Not slow down
     until front tires leave
     the freeway.
    Exiting the Freeway

                           4



  Step Four
• Reach your posted exit
  speed
• Cancel signal
   SPECIAL NOTICE

• IF YOU EVER MISS YOUR EXIT,
  PROCEED TO THE NEXT EXIT.
• NEVER BACK UP ON THE
  FREEWAY, ENTRANCE RAMP
  OR EXIT RAMP.
   RAMP METERING

• Ramp metering is a system of
  lights that allow only one car at
  a time to enter a limited access
  highway.
   RAMP METERING

• Ramp metering is a system of
  lights that allow only one car at
  a time to enter a limited access
  highway.
     WEAVE LANES

• When encountering a weave
  lane, the vehicle on the freeway,
  has the right of way.
     WEAVE LANES

• When encountering a weave
  lane, the vehicle on the freeway,
  has the right of way.
      3 TYPES OF
       FREEWAY
    INTERCHANGES
• Cloverleaf - No left turn at exit
• Diamond - Left turn permited
• Trumpet - No exit one direction
 CLOVERLEAF




No Left Turn At Exit
DIAMOND




Left Turn Permitted
   TRUMPET




No Exit One Direction

				
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