What's this about

Ever heard the saying “merge like a zip”? In this lesson we’ll explain what that actually means and how you can do it.

When you're finished, you'll know how to:


Merge into a single lane from a double lane


Merge from a feeder lane into higher speed traffic

Merge like a zip

You know how a zip has little teeth that mesh together, one after the other? The idea of merging ‘like a zip’ is for the cars on the road to merge, one after another, into one lane. Just like a zip!

Merging from a feeder lane

A 'feeder lane' is a lane that allows slower-moving cars to get up to speed and merge with traffic on a high-speed road. A common example is an on-ramp on a motorway.

Am I ready?

Feeling good about this lesson? Tick off the skills you're confident you can do. When you've ticked them all, it might be time to move on to the next lesson.

Next lesson in Multi-lane roads

Turning onto multi-lane roads

You’ve already mastered turning left and turning right, but now it’s time to learn about turning into multi-lane roads.

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