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List 5 characteristics of an expressway

1. Controlled access
2. High speed
3. Divided by a barrier or median
4. May have minimum speed limit
5. Motorized vehicles only

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As speed increases, steering input to maneuver the vehicle _________

Lessens/decreases

2

Be able to identify the following interchanges and signs:

Cloverleaf
Diamond
Trumpet
Frontage

Interstate
Merge
HOV Lane
Adding a lane

3

The three parts of an expressway entrance are:

Entrance or access ramp
Acceleration land
Merging area

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List 2 things you should draft for when approaching an expressway ramp

1. Number of entrance and direction
2. Destination

5

The purpose of the acceleration lane is to ____ to ______

Speed up

The speed of the traffic

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Give 4 reasons to change lanes on an expressway

1. Entering it exiting
2. Allow another driver to enter
3. Following large or slow moving vehicle
4. Animal of object in lane

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Describe the intended use for each expressway lane

Right lane- heavier and slower vehicle, vehicle entering or exiting expressway

Middle lane- long distance or passing

Left lane- higher speed and passing traffic

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Is the entering traffic or exiting traffic required to yield on a weave lane ramp?

Entering traffic

9

If you need to change direction on an expressway you must...?

If you miss your exit you should...?

Exit expressway and re enter

Get off on next exit

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What is pack driving and why is it dangerous?

When multiple cars are bunched up together and it's dangerous because it doesn't leave enough room in between the cars

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What is highway hypnosis and what steps are there to combat it?

When the driver begins to feel drowsy and bored

Bring a passenger along, find a rest stop and take a break

12

Describe ramp metering and explain why it is used

Letting a few cars into a congested highway a few at a time controlled by a traffic light and sensors

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Expressway driving in urban areas versus rural areas

Urban areas- more population and slower speed limits

Rural areas- less population and caste tapers limits

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Why is it important to know entrance and exit numbers before you begin the trip?

You'll have an idea of where you're going and which exits you are taking