Originally Posted by Shellback
A driver already on the highway isn't supposed to move over to let an entering car merge. He has the right of way. The merging car either accelerates and gets ahead of the oncoming traffic, or lets off the gas and slides in behind. Why do you thing they have the accel and de cell lanes for entering and exiting highways? You can see the results of those folks that think they should move over everyday. Right lane moving smoothly at 55 mph, and the left lane rolling along at 60 +. So now someone starts to merge and mister good guy in the right lane decides to move over at 55 mph to let the guy in. Now you have everyone braking in the left lane, because someone thinks they are supposed to move over. If I'm not going to create a mess of traffic, I will move over for heavy trucks and vehicles towing that need extra room to merge. If you are in a vehicle that can easily accelerate ahead or drop in behind me, don't expect me to move over. PS half the time you move over for that guy that paces you, he will do the same after on the highway. Now you yourself have to either accelerate and pass him to get out of the left lane, or you need to slow down and drop in behind him.
yes you should be anticipating moving over into the left lane when a 70'+ Semi is trying to merge, he/she cannot just accelerate or slow down to merge. BTW, so what if you need to use your accelerator or brake pedal, we have WAY to many vehicles traveling down the road oblivious to what's going on around them with the cruise control stuck in place, thinking the world revolves around them. You and I as drivers SHOULD be anticipating things going on ahead of us, like merging traffic, vehicles changing lanes, slowing down and even stopping. And also knowing what's happening behind you as well, are you slowing up traffic behind you, is there some speedball headed your way in a hurry, this is called defensive driving.
But now with vehicles so insulated that sirens can't be heard over the radio, drivers in their own cocoon, cell phones, texting, and drunk and DUI drivers who think smoking a joint while driving will make them a better driver.
I understand the zipper law....just another piece of legislation to make the lawmaker justify his/her election, I wish they would do something about the donkey's behind that thinks they should run past the single file lineup right up to the merge and then pry themselves in. I applaud the 2 semi's that block the way.