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Trooper: “It’s called an acceleration lane, people”

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - “It’s called an acceleration lane, people. When you get into the interstate, you got to accelerate.”

Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner's message to drivers about the proper way to enter a highway has gone viral.

Gardner said, if the speed limit on the highway is 60 mph, you should be going 60 mph when you merge from the acceleration lane to the highway.

"You got to accelerate to be at the same speed that people are traveling on the interstate,” Gardner said. "I'm not telling you to jack up your speed and go way over the speed limit - don't do that - but I need you to be going the speed limit as you merge into traffic."

Gardner's video has been watched more than two million times.