Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A merge lane means speed up!

What the hell is wrong with this city? Are other citys this crappy at driving? Three mornings in a row I've had to slam on my brakes as I'm merging onto circle drive becuase people think there is a yeild sign at the end of the lane. The idea is you get up to the same speed as traffic and just "merge" into the moving traffic. That would be way too easy for many people around here. Their merge goes...

1. Slowly speed up, not quite to the speed of traffic but faster than a walk.
2. Reach end of merge lane and panic
3. Step on brakes to wait for an opening
4. Cause multi-vehicle pile up because you aren't supposed to stop on a merge lane dumbass!

Well thats my rant for today. I see I haven't updated this in about a week but this is all you get.


James said...

Merge lanes are nice when they work... or when there is a gap in traffic. The only problem comes when there isn't a gap in traffic or when people just don't know how to use them.

I've discovered this many times at work. Just look on the road and see all the jackasses out there who don't let people in when there is a merge.

But yes Zack, people don't know who to drive in saskatoon.

Zack said...

It is true that people won't always let you merge but many times there is a gap and people still panic. See this is why I drive old cars, if there isn't a gap just cut off the newest vehicle, they'll make room.