The portion of a primary highway that lies between the edge of the roadway and the first lane of travel, sometimes referred to as the shoulder, is for drivers who need to stop due to an urgent situation or because they have problems with their vehicle.

Do not drive in the emergency stopping lane of a highway. Do not pass or assist another vehicle to pass you by using this lane.

Emergency stopping lane

Emergency stopping lanes border the lanes of travel on a primary highway.

  • Highways and Freeways
  • Emergency stopping lane