Stopping on a slip road is incredibly dangerous, both because there may be inattentive drivers behind and because once you've stopped, you will inevitably join the motorway very slowly which can also cause problems.
Ideally you'll alter your speed on the slip road according to the speed of traffic and merge in.
Failing this (which should be a very rare occurrence) I'd use the hard shoulder, but it is important to be aware of stationary vehicles which may be parked there.
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- 27-03-2013 23:09
(Original post by thefunktopus69)
- 28-03-2013 05:02
Part 3: Joining the motorway (259)
Joining the motorway. When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should
give priority to traffic already on the motorway
check the traffic on the motorway and match your speed to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane
not cross solid white lines that separate lanes or use the hard shoulder
stay on the slip road if it continues as an extra lane on the motorway
remain in the left-hand lane long enough to adjust to the speed of traffic before considering overtaking.
I have never been in a situation where I have even considered having to use the hard shoulder to join a motorway. But, if that situation were to arise, I would confidently do so even if I had a marked police car behind me (I suspect they'd do the same)Last edited by TheFatController; 28-03-2013 at 05:04.
- 29-03-2013 11:50
I had my first experience on the motorway yesterday, everything was going fine, no problems.....until I tried to leave. Those huge exit roundabouts confused me and I just kept taking the wrong exit and ending up BACK on the motorway . I got to where I was going in the end though