Safe Freeway Merging
Know and practice how to enter safely freeway by properly indicating, speeding up and merging
Before you start learning to drive on the freeway, you really need to feel comfortable and confident behind the wheel. Entering the freeway for the first time may be a very scary experience, particularily if you never have driven before.
At Dovetail Driving, Lisa will make sure you are ready to take this important step. She will
- instruct you how to adjust your speed to the traffic on the freeway as you drive along the freeway entry ramp,
- show you how to merge smoothly without dangerous sharp angles,
- remind you about necessity of correct signaling your intentions by using the indicator.
Lisa will keep you calm and secure during the first encounter of high speed traffic.
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Proper Lane Changing
Change lanes by indicating in advance as well as being aware of and checking up the cars in the blind spot
One of the greatest challenges for a new motorist, is changing lanes while at high speed. The first rule you wlll learn is that you have to think for yourself and for others, as you can’t guess other drivers intentions. This is safety rule number one that we promote at Dovetail Driving.
Therefore, you will learn that indicating, keeping distance with the car ahead, checking your mirrors for other traffic and blind spots, and turning your headlights during bad weather conditions.
Also, you will be able to keep a steering wheel effortlessly, avoiding nervous abrupt driving.
Leaving the Freeway
Learn the best praxis of exitting the freeway without building dangerous situations.
Leaving the freeway is so much easier than entering it, especially when you already are in the exiting lane. However, there are still few tricky situations, to which Lisa from Dovetail Driving will advise you.
You must be aware of your freeway exit way in advance in order to change lanes to the correct one. You can’t do that abruptly, as you have already learned in changing lanes, but proceed to your designated lane gradually.
Don’t rely on your instincts but get professional insturctor.
Phone and book your next leaving freeway lesson.
Emergency or Car Breakdown
Have skills to conduct him/herself in case of emergency or car breakdown.
It could be nerve wracking to have a sudden car emergency breakdown. The anxiety may become greater if happens to inexperienced motorist.
At Dovetail Driving, we’ll have you covered. Step by step, we will simulate one of freeway and show/teach you how to pull to the emergency lane, switch the hazard lights and then cautiously return to the traffic.
Lisa will get covered all the aspects of your emergency or car breakdown on freeway.
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Freeway Driving Lessons Overview
Any vehicle driver has to be especially alert when deciding on a freeway trip because traffic travels at high speed. Therefore, driving on a freeway may present a quite a challenge particularly to inexperienced driver. Depending on learner’s ability and advancement, Dovetail Driving offers comprehensive lessons on freeway driving which include difficult morning rush hour and night driving lessons.
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Freeway Driving Frequently Asked Questions
Can L platers drive on the freeway in WA?
Learner drivers are allowed to drive on the freeway and are encouraged to complete their supervised driving experience in a range of traffic and weather conditions.
Dovetail Driving School incorporates the freeway driving lessons into the intensive course and additionally, individual freeway lessons are available on a request.
How to merge correctly when entering freeway?
On the new on-ramp broken or dotted merge lines the entering vehicles must now give way to freeway traffic.
Main Roads WA congestion program director James Dobinson said that“Drivers need to get up to speed as soon as they can, indicate and then move into the next lane just like they are changing lanes. It is also important for drivers to be courteous and leave a gap in the traffic or move to the right lanes.”
Where there are no lines, the old rule applies: the vehicle in front of you has the rigt of way.
How do change lanes on the freeway in WA?
When changing lanes you must give way to any vehicle already in the lane you’re moving into and generally, the car in front has right of way.
Things to remember:
- indicate your intentions to other motorists,
- check your mirrors and blind spots,
- keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front.
Is it legal to stop on the freeway?
You are not allowed to stop on freeway unless you are using the emergency stopping lane.
Is it illegal to drive under the speed limit in WA?
In Western Australia, you not allowed to drive slower than 20 km/h under the designated speed limit.