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Old 01-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #211
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Merging Traffic

I'm confused?? If you observe professional drivers (like truck drivers) you will notice that around merge zones they will almost always move out of the slow/merge lane and into the lane just to their left. 1). This greatly simplifies the process for the merging traffic. 2). Reduces the hazard and stress of having to track the merging traffic and maneuver your vehicle to sequence them in. 3). Is just good sensible defensive driving practice. Whether you have the right to be in the slow/merge lane or not I can't understand who would want to be there in metro or heavy traffic periods. Life's too short - who needs the stress of that??

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What happens when you need to get back over? Sometimes when you're nice enough to let people merge, they don't speed up or slow down, and then you're left stuck trying get back in you the slow lane so that you can get off at the next exit.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:40 AM   #213
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seems to me that if you are getting off at the next exit you can do whatever it takes to help people merge with little to no impact on your schedule......
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Seems to me that the whole merging deal is a catch 22. Either way, slowing down, speeding up, or just maintaining your speed, people always seem to end driving right along beside me until the last sec,...then I'm in a bad situation, or they are.
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I'm confused?? If you observe professional drivers (like truck drivers) you will notice that around merge zones they will almost always move out of the slow/merge lane and into the lane just to their left. 1). This greatly simplifies the process for the merging traffic. 2). Reduces the hazard and stress of having to track the merging traffic and maneuver your vehicle to sequence them in. 3). Is just good sensible defensive driving practice. Whether you have the right to be in the slow/merge lane or not I can't understand who would want to be there in metro or heavy traffic periods. Life's too short - who needs the stress of that??

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Professional drivers are taught to keep their gaze up and far ahead. This enables them to plan ahead for merging traffic and see events unfold on the highway long before they arrive on the scene. They are also taught to drive in the lane of least resistance. You hit the nail on the head with all three statements.

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What happens when you need to get back over? Sometimes when you're nice enough to let people merge, they don't speed up or slow down, and then you're left stuck trying get back in you the slow lane so that you can get off at the next exit.
When getting off at the very next exit a driver of a large heavy vehicle should never should have left the right lane to begin with. What's he going to do, race the merging vehicle to the next off ramp? It really down't take that much for us to take our feet off of the throttle for the few seconds it takes another vehicle to merge. In moderate to heavy traffic they will only be in front of you for a second anyway before they move to one of the higher speed lanes.

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seems to me that if you are getting off at the next exit you can do whatever it takes to help people merge with little to no impact on your schedule......
I agree. This method is always the best practice. We are only talking about seconds. In certain cases you may even save time by just letting the other guy in. It also decreases stress. Decreased stress means less fatigue. If you are a driver who is constantly stressed out behind the wheel a 350 mile day will cause you to arrive at your destination totally whipped.

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Seems to me that the whole merging deal is a catch 22. Either way, slowing down, speeding up, or just maintaining your speed, people always seem to end driving right along beside me until the last sec,...then I'm in a bad situation, or they are.
Keeping your gaze up and as far ahead as you can see is beneficial for a number of reasons. It allows you time to plan for merging traffic. It allows you time to take evasive action in the event of an emergency. This practice also helps you to keep your vehicle centered in your lane. Most of us were never taught this when we learned to drive and it's a hard thing to get used to. But once you have mastered it you will be amazed at how stress free driving will become. This has always been my experience. Even though I'm quoting Bigg-limo, I'm just using his statement as a general example of what we are up against when operating high profile vehicles.
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..... Then there are the directions of how to properly load the dishwasher. Everything I put in that thing gets just as clean when I load it as it does when he loads it. Amen.

NOW you are starting a battle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVERYone knows the most efficient way to load a dishwasher is like dishes together
you know, LIKE IT SAYS IN THE MANUAL THAT SHE DIDN'T READ !!!

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NOW you are starting a battle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EVERYone knows the most efficient way to load a dishwasher is like dishes together
you know, LIKE IT SAYS IN THE MANUAL THAT SHE DIDN'T READ !!!

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"She" didn't read????

Since when do men read manuals for any other reason than to look for the 800 number to call and Demand Justice after the object is already broken???

Next thing you know, someone will post to say that men ask for directions when traveling...

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Next thing you know, someone will post to say that men ask for directions when traveling...

Men don't need to ask directions. They know how to read a map and actually know which way is North, South, East and West.....
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Men don't need to ask directions. They know how to read a map and actually know which way is North, South, East and West.....
There- you see?

Men are born knowing everything about Manly-type things...why would they consult something as trivial as "the directions" in a dishwasher manual???

I rest my case...
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I always thought the most efficient way to load the dishwasher was to stick her in the passenger seat and buckle her seatbelt.
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It's time for someone to show up and add that their "dishwasher" is 5'4".
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It's time for someone to show up and add that their "dishwasher" is 5'4".
My dishwasher is 5'11"....

He was 6'4" when I met him, but I soon cut him down to size....
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My dishwasher is 5'11"....

He was 6'4" when I met him, but I soon cut him down to size....
Ha! I'll bet you did!
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"She" didn't read????

Since when do men read manuals for any other reason than to look for the 800 number to call and Demand Justice after the object is already broken???

Next thing you know, someone will post to say that men ask for directions when traveling...

Men don need to stop.. Men can program the GPS
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