Defensive Driving Rule #62: Don’t Cross a Freeway Median!

 Why Controlled-Access Highways Are Safer   Controlled-access highways, often referred to as Interstates, freeways, or expressways, are designed to provide safer and more efficient travel by minimizing potential conflicts. The key elements that contribute to the safety and speed of travel on these highways include: Common Direction: All vehicles travel in the same direction, reducing …

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Defensive Driving Rule #60: Use the Center Lane for Safety

When faced with the choice between a controlled access roadway (such as a freeway or expressway) and a city boulevard, opting for the controlled access road is generally safer. Freeways lack intersections and typically have traffic moving at similar speeds, reducing the potential for collisions. However, the question arises: what’s the best lane to use …

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Defensive Driving Rule #57: Avoid “Reverse Traffic” Lanes

Defensive Driving Rule #57: Avoid “Reverse Traffic” Lanes Some cities designate the center lane of major streets as “Reverse Traffic Lanes” to help manage traffic flow during rush hours. These lanes change direction depending on the time of day to accommodate the predominant direction of traffic. For example, in Phoenix, Arizona, 7th Avenue has a …

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