Lane etiquette
Woman's Day Australia|October 18, 2021
Clear up any confusion about who has right of way
Cameron Kirby

When you’re behind the wheel, few things can cause as much frustration as poor merging and impolite lane etiquette.

Not only can a driver who doesn’t merge properly cause your blood to reach boiling point, but it can also create very serious and dangerous situations on our roads as other motorists are forced to avoid clashing of metal.

While in some instances frustration can be brought on by a driver who clearly lacks basic skills or knowledge, it can also be caused when two drivers interpret or understand the road rules differently.

What can be an honest mistake could result in a serious crash. So, to help, let’s run you through lane etiquette 101. We’ll explain the different road rules, along with some protocol to ensure you don’t leave fellow road users seeing red.

DOTTED-LINE MERGE

There are two different types of merges in Australia, and they each come with their own set of rules.

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