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IV. Driving Along
 

Traffic Check - You should look well ahead; mirror checks are critical because of the vehicle's large blind spots. You must be continually aware of conditions so that necessary adjustments in speed and position can be made.

Speed - You should operate within 10 km/h of the posted speed limit if conditions permit without exceeding the posted limit.

Spacing - Because of the increased stopping distance of commercial vehicles, you must adjust the following distance to observe, react or maneuver the vehicle if necessary. You must also avoid driving beside or in the blind spot of other vehicles. You may need space to suddenly change lanes. When traffic is heavy, avoiding driving beside other vehicles may be difficult.

Lane Usage - You should choose the right-most lane that can be travelled safely. Staying as far to the right as possible will minimize the disruption of traffic flow and keep hazards to the left side of the vehicle, where the view is less restricted.


Exiting

Traffic Check - You must look ahead for exit signs and be aware of the proper lane to use for exiting, as well as checking ahead, behind, and to the side for traffic when preparing to exit safely.

Signal - The signal should be activated before slowing and while still on the expressway lane so other drivers can prepare or adjust their driving if required. The signal must also be cancelled.

Exit Lane - If a lane change is required to move to the exit lane, the move must be deliberate, but smooth and steady.

Speed - You should not be slowing down on the expressway. The exit lane should be used to slow down.

Spacing - Because of the increased stopping distance of commercial vehicles, the following distance must be adjusted to allow you to observe, react or maneuver the vehicle if necessary.