deceleration lane

noun

Definition of deceleration lane

  1. :  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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