Here are some tips from the Illinois State Police for merging onto a highway without causing an accident.

It happens to me all the time. I'm driving on Spring Creek trying to get on 251 and there's somebody in front of me that has no idea how to merge on or off the road.

I get frustrated because someone can cause a crash very easily in that situation.

Luckily, the Illinois State Police has recognized the problem with merging so they have released a list of tips so people can become more familiar with the procedure.

They shared the post on their Facebook page.

"A little refresher on how to merge. In Illinois, BOTH the vehicle merging AND the vehicle in traffic have to yield."

How to Merge Onto the Highway Without Crashing.

  • Build up speed.
  • Use your indicator.
  • Look for a gap in traffic
  • Merge when it's safe to do so.
  • Check other cars' "body language."
  • Create gaps in front of you and behind you.
  • Never merge abruptly.
  • Don't come to a stop in the merge lane.
  • Be kind when you see others merging.

Video: How to Merge Onto the Highway Without Crashing

For details, or to see more video examples check out wikiHow.

Hopefully, this information will help you out.


 

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