Watch Now: Sharing the road with emergency vehicles
All emergency vehicles (fire engines, police vehicles, and ambulances) have the right of way when displaying flashing lights and using sirens (sound devices).
When an emergency vehicle is stopped on the highway with its lights flashing, you must slow down to 60 km/h when passing it. This does not apply to vehicles travelling in the opposite direction on a divided highway.
Watch Now: Entering a freeway
The key to entering a freeway is to increase your speed in the acceleration lane until it matches the speed of the vehicles already on the freeway.
You also need to plan your merge:
- While on the entrance ramp, look at the freeway traffic and determine where you want to merge.
- Build up your speed in the acceleration lane as quickly as you can.
- Continue to check the spot where you want to merge.
- Signal, make your final shoulder check and accelerate into the freeway lane. Merging at less than freeway speeds can be dangerous.
Watch Now: Leaving a freeway
When leaving a freeway, signal your intention, move into the deceleration lane. Slow down in the deceleration lane, not on the freeway. Some deceleration lanes are shorter than others, so watch your speed. When you exit a freeway, you are likely to underestimate your speed when you slow down.