Freeways are designed so that traffic can flow with as little disruption as possible and is governed by a specific, comprehensive set of rules. On a freeway, you shouldn't come across things that hold up traffic flow, such as:
Although the number of 'everyday' driving hazards is reduced on freeways, you still need to drive carefully as freeway traffic usually moves very quickly.
Signs that show entry or exit to freeways are blue with red around the edges. Freeway direction signs are typically blue with white text. Some signs on freeways may have elements of green, which indicate that the roads and guidance indicated are for non-freeway roads ahead.
Hand signals are not permitted to use hand signals on freeways except for in emergencies.
The following vehicles are not allowed on freeways:
Pedestrians are not allowed on freeways unless they are in a demarcated area for stopping or parking or there is a cause beyond their control that keeps them there.
Animals or animal drawn vehicles are not allowed on freeways unless they are inside a vehicle or in a area specifically demarcated for stopping or parking
Maintenance workers, emergency crews, construction workers and officials in the course of duty are exempted from these restrictions.
When driving on a freeway:
If the vehicle behind you indicates a desire to overtake by flashing his headlights or side indicators, signal and move to the left if it is safe to do so.
In general, you may not stop on freeways unless you are instructed to do so by a traffic officer, you are in an area demarcated for stopping or parking, or for a cause beyond your control, for instance when your car breaks down.
If you break down on a freeway: