This is how the so-called braided lanes should be taken on our highways and motorways, and the DGT clarifies it for you.
It is important that we know how to interpret all the traffic regulations on these road routes, and there are especially doubts about the so-called braided lanes that are usually seen above all on highways and dual carriageways, and sometimes there are doubts about the entry and exit maneuver and also regarding their priority.
That is why the DGT wanted to remind us what exactly they are these crossed lanes, and especially how they should be taken, especially with regard to priority with other vehicles that also want to use them.
By way of clarification, some roads such as highways or dual carriageways have these twisted lanes, which unify an acceleration and a deceleration lane and which are installed in sections where, due to lack of space, entrances and exits cannot be built independently.
Do you know what cross lanes are? ? They are those that allow us to join a road or leave it (especially on highways and expressways). In this report from #RevistaTySV, we remind you of the rules for using them safely.➡️https://t.co/d62KfdCT5Y pic.twitter.com/tSqtoyfETq
— Dir. General. 5, 2022
They explain that the maximum effective length is 1,500 m and vehicles from two different traffic flows converge in them in the same direction, and within the same space the vehicles carry out maneuvers on and off the road.
And the DGT clarifies how drivers should behave when accessing these twisted lanes . On the one hand, they explain that if you are going to join the main road, you will act in the same way as in any conventional acceleration lane, progressively and respecting the signs and the priority of those already circulating on it.
In the opposite case, they point out that when the driver intends to continue forward without leaving the weaving lane, he has priority over those who leave the dual carriageway or motorway, although he must facilitate the exit as much as possible.
So you must maintain a speed appropriate to the signs and the circumstances and with a safe separation distance from the vehicles that join.