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Expressway manner guide

Protect everyone happy drive, Expressway etiquette guide

Protect everyone and drive happy ♪

Because it is the road that various people use and various cars run on,
Follow the rules and manners, and use the Expressway safely and comfortably.
It is important for each other to have a compassionate and friendly relationship.

Emergency etiquette

Reverse run once every two days

Reverse runs on Expressway occur once every two days nationwide. If you see the reverse information on the information board or listen to it on the highway radio, slow down and take a sufficient distance between vehicles to drive ahead.

Illustration of a car running backwards

Illustration of car backing and U-turning

No back! No U-turns!

If you make a mistake in the destination or overshoot the destination, please get off at the next interchange and ask the toll gate staff. Never make a back or U-turn on the main line or near the toll gate.

How to apply when you make a mistake in the destination

  • ① At the interchange exit, pull out the ETC card and use the regular lane.
  • ② Please contact the toll booth staff.
  • ③ Please follow the instructions of the toll booth staff.
Please note that it may not be possible depending on the structure of the interchange.

If you stop due to an accident or breakdown! !!

Stop as much as possible on the road shoulder and use the hazard lamps, flaming cylinders and triangular stop signs to signal the following vehicle.

Illustration surprised by the following car approaching the driver calling by the broken car

Not stand on the road

I am making a phone call and arguing on the Expressway, and an accident has been hit by a following vehicle.
Illustration of a car being hit by a following car

Does not remain in the car

Inside the car is not a safe place. It is not uncommon for a vehicle to be killed by a vehicle following it.
Illustration of a person who lights up a hazard lamp, puts a smoke tube / triangular stop display board and calls outside the guardrail

Evacuate to a safe place

Evacuate to a safe place such as the outside of the guardrail immediately while paying close attention to the following vehicles.
An illustration explaining the response to an accident. The vehicle lights a hazard lamp, puts a smoke tube and a triangular stop indicator board, and the driver is evacuating outside the guardrail.

Do you have a triangle stop display board?

If you park or stop on an Expressway due to an accident or breakdown, you are obliged to install a triangular stop display board. Be sure to carry it with you.
  • Fine of 50,000 yen or less, 1 violation

Note! !! Lost item

If you see information about falling objects on the information board or listen to highway radio, slow down and drive with caution! If you find a fallen object, please contact the road emergency dial "# 9910" from a safe place such as a passenger, service area or parking area.

Illustration of a car that avoids being noticed by falling objects and a car that you notice in the information version

Illustration of sad Michimaru-kun
The fallen object is the responsibility of the person who dropped it. Make sure your cargo is securely locked before you leave or during breaks.

NO ENTRY! Expressway is exclusively for cars

Pedestrians, motorcycles of 125cc or less, and light vehicles are not allowed on Expressway and motorways.

Illustration of people walking on the Expressway NO! Pedestrian
Illustration of a bicycle running on a Expressway NO! bicycle
Illustration of a motorcycle of 125cc or less running on a Expressway NO! Motorcycles up to 125cc

「自動車専用」標識

Pedestrians, motorcycles of 125cc or less, and light vehicles are not allowed on Expressway and motorways. 「自動車専用」標識
There are also cases where pedestrians and bicycles using smartphone navigation apps enter the Expressway. Please use the navigation app after setting it to a route that does not pass through a motorway such as a Expressway.
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Video "Expressway Manners Guide"

Click here for the video "Expressway Manners Guide".

Fastener confluence (67 seconds) The merging at the time of traffic jam is the merging of fasteners! !!
Parking lot etiquette (67 seconds) Stop and park at a designated place! !!
No entry for pedestrians (83 seconds) NO ENTRY! Expressway is exclusively for cars
Key left (50 seconds) Smooth driving with key left! !!
Oblivious driving prohibition (58 seconds) Tilt driving is prohibited!
Driving within regulations (59 seconds) Driving within the regulations is prohibited!
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