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Left-turn median acceleration lane


Left TurnStep 1.
Turn on your left-turn signal.

Step 2.
Start your left-turn maneuver onto the highway by first looking for a break in traffic from your stopped position at the roadway intersection.

Step 3.
When a break is available, cross the first traffic lanes and enter the median storage area.

Step 4.
Take a quick look to the right, left and right again to make sure you can safely enter the acceleration lane. Be sure to check for possible hazards or vehicles in the lane.

Step 5.
If safe, immediately move into the acceleration lane and begin increasing your speed.

Step 6.
Reach a speed that will allow you to move right safely into the mainstream traffic.

Step 7.
Left Turn AccelerationCheck your mirrors, check your blind spots, and check for a break in the mainstream traffic flow. Blind spots are areas slightly to the sides and the rear of your vehicle that you can not see in your rear view or side view mirrors.

Step 8.
If safe, change lanes by merging right into the adjacent mainline traffic lane.

Step 9.
Turn off your left-turn signal.