MANAGING THE MERGE for TEENS

Managing the merge can be a tricky task, but following the tips below can help you teach your young driver 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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