How wide is a freeway lane?

Answer According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the width of a freeway lane is 12 feet. However, widths of 10 and 11 feet also exist, but these tend to reduce traffic by 1.9 and 6.6 miles per h... Read More »

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How do I safely merge onto a LA freeway when there is a very short lane?

If traffic is going 65 mph, the traffic can move over to the second lane. Otherwise they can give you slack. Think!! How many people will intend to hit you? They *will* avoid you.Telling me the ... Read More »

Do large trucks on the freeway need to keep a minimum safe distance when a car enters their lane?

All these answers are correct, a semi needs more space to slow down than a 4 wheeled vehicle. Their stopping distance also depends on the weight of their load. The lighter the load, the longer it t... Read More »

What lane is considered the passing lane?

The passing lane on the highway is the outer lane, or lane closest to the median strip or opposing traffic. In the United States, the left lane is generally reserved for passing, although laws vary... Read More »

Why are people so mean on the freeway!?