This page of the game guide contains a walkthrough of chapter 2 of Road 96. We described how to safely escape to the other side and thus save the second character.
At the start the 2nd chapter of the game, you'll have to select one of the characters. We opted for option 1, who wakes up in a motel on the main road.
You are free to walk around, talk to people and search the area. The game will only progress once you run away or when you go to sleep. You can only escape if you have the ability to steal. Then you can easily grab the keys to the car. However, if you don't possess this skill, go to bed, instead. This will restore some part of your stamina bar.
You will wake up in a hotel room where you will meet Jarod. We can't reveal the task he has in store for you, but we can say that if you help him, he will let you go and give you money.
You can choose to continue your journey by bus. During the ride, you will once again encounter the police officer, who will be in a frenzied mood. The bus's atmosphere will be tense. You need to calm down the situation so that everyone drives safely. However, if you cause an outburst of anger, the woman will be forced to leave the bus, but you will be able to continue your journey.
If you hitch a ride after exiting the bus, you'll run into Zoe, who is continuing her travels. You will end up together in one car. Inside, you can talk to her and play games. This will take up a good part of the journey.
To your misfortune, you will be stopped by the police. Whatever you say to Zoe, she will start arguing. She will eventually be arrested. However, you have an important choice to make. You can either help her or remain with the others in the car. If you try to help the girl, you will stay on the side of the road while the police take her away. However, you are already near the escape area. Head there to achieve the freedom you seek.
In this case, restore your stamina bar, because the best way to escape will be by truck. Purchase food and try to keep your stamina up. It's especially important on this route.
In the truck, you will find food. Make sure to bring it with you. When they use the dog to search the truck, throw food to the animal, that way it won't point you out.
Stamina is essential to escape. You'll have to complete a section during which you need to hold your breath. It will use up over a half of your stamina bar. However, if you manage to complete it, you will escape.