Here are some tips on how to exit a major
roadway or highway safely:
• Plan ahead. Be in the proper lane well
before you reach your exit.
• Use your turn signal well in advance of
the exit to alert the drivers behind you.
• Move into the deceleration lane if
there is one.
• If possible, do most of the slowing
in the deceleration lane. Some
deceleration lanes are short; you may
need to start to reduce your speed
while still on the highway.
• When you have exited, ensure your
signal light is turned off.
• If you miss your exit, do not stop.
Continue to the next exit and make
plans to return to your route. Do not
stop and reverse on the highway, the
emergency stopping lane or shoulder.
On some roadway interchanges, there are
places where the highway entrance and
exit use the same lane. The entrance and
exit can be close together. These areas
require caution and cooperation because
vehicles share the same lane to slow to
exit the highway while other vehicles are
using it to increase speed to enter the
highway. The area that these vehicles
share is called a weave zone.