Highway Hazards Instructions

Input Method – Keyboard
In Highway Hazards, you need to use the left and right arrow keys (or the A and D keys) on your keyboard to move the car from lane to lane.
The game shows signs at the top of the screen to warn you of obstacles ahead. Each sign shows 3 lanes and a corresponding symbol to indicate an obstruction in one of the 3 lanes. You definitely want to avoid those obstructions, so use your arrow keys to switch your car to a safer lane.
Highway Hazards obstacles include rough patches of road, tumbleweeds, and even other racers! Avoid collisions with these objects to increase your speed.
Rough Patch – slows you down considerably, but not completely, if you accidentally hit a rough patch make sure you change lanes as quick as possible!

Tumbleweed - These tricky treats come up fast and stop you completely in your tracks! Once you hit one your speed hits zero.
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Other racers – Similar to tumbleweeds, but do not include a warning sign. If you accidentally rear-end one of the other hapless racers your speed hits zero. Luckily, you can see them in the distance.


You can review instructions for any of our games at any time. On a computer, click How to Play before starting the game. Or, during the game, clicking the pause (II) button in the top-left corner and then selecting How to Play.

Scoring & Levels

Your score is dependent on your average speed during a game. The score equals your average speed times 1000 (rounded to the nearest tens place.) You need to have a higher average speed to earn a higher score.

Each game starts at a speed based on your performance in the previous game. Avoiding collisions raises the average speed and the curve of acceleration. A collision lowers the average speed immediately, but also lowers it over time by reducing the curve of acceleration.

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