Merging From A Feeder Lane When Driving

October 24, 2017 at 9:14 PM

A feeder lane does the work of allowing vehicles moving at a slower speed to speed up before merging with the traffic on a high-speed road. A common example is a motorway on-ramp.  When merging into traffic on a high-speed road, the most important thing to remember is to get your vehicle moving at a speed similar to that of the faster traffic before merging.

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You want your vehicle to be travelling at almost the same speed as the traffic you’ll be merging with as this will make the merge both easier and safer.

Here are the steps for merging into higher-speed traffic:

  • Signal, check your mirrors, look around and check your blind spots as well.
  • Check the traffic for a safe gap that you can aim for.
  • Use the feeder lane to accelerate your vehicle to the speed of the traffic you’re about to join.
  • Merge with the high-speed traffic.
  • Turn off your indicator once you have merged.
  • Adjust your speed accordingly to match the flow of the traffic

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