Passport to Safe Driving - Managing the Merge Teen Links


Passport to Safe Driving Toolkit - Managing the Merge

Managing the merge can be a tricky task, but following the tips below can help you learn to do so safely!

Teen Tips:

  • Adjust your speed to match the flow of traffic before entering the roadway.
  • Yield to drivers on the freeway.
  • Find a 3 to 4-second gap in traffic.
  • Check for cars around your vehicle before entering a lane.
  • Use your turn signals early.
  • Wait for the solid line to end before merging.
  • Cross one lane of traffic at a time.
  • Be prepared for your exit, maneuver into the far-right lane as you approach it.
  • Keep up with the speed of traffic until you exit.
  • If you must pass a vehicle, pass on the left and return to your lane once the vehicle is visible in your rearview mirror.
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