Buick ROADMASTER 1996 Owner Manual

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Freeway Driving

Mile for mile. freeways (also called tluuways. parkwnys. expressways. rumpikes or superhighwaysi are the so feat of all roads. But they have their own special rules.

The tnost important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with u‘aff'te and keep to the right. Drive at the same speed most of the other drivers are driving. Too Fast or too-slow driving breaks a smooth traffic flow. Treat the left lane on a freeway as a passing lane.

At the entrance, there is usually a ramp that leads to the Freeway. If you have a clear view oi" the freeway as you drive along the entrance ramp, you should begin to cheek traffic. Try to determine Where you expect lo blend with the flow. Try to merge into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal. check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the maffie flow.

(lnee you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it‘s slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass.

Before chart gin g lanes, cheek your mirrors. Then use your turn signal.

Just before you leave the lane, glance quickly over your shoulder to make sure there isn*t another vehicle in your

“blind“ spot.

Once you are moving on the freeway. make certain you allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move slightly slower at night.

When you want to leave the freeway. move to the proper lane well in advanee. if you miss your exit. do not. under any nit-c untstanees. stop and back up. Drive on to the neat exit.

The exit ramp can he ta'ut'trtrnj1 sometimes quite sharply.


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