deceleration lane

noun

Definition of deceleration lane

: a speed-change area or lane consisting of added pavement at the edge of through-traffic lanes to permit drivers to diverge from the through-traffic flow without reducing speed until after the diverging maneuver is completed — compare acceleration lane

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“Deceleration lane.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deceleration%20lane. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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