Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2021, 12:23 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
CosmikDebris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Florence, MT
Posts: 109
Driver's Education

One of my biggest gripes anymore is dealing with folks merging on to a freeway. Many times I'm stuck in the right lane, and a person is coming down the on ramp and isn't looking at traffic, just driving along, on a collision course with me.
Now, as I was taught, you adjust "your" speed to merge with oncoming traffic. Find a gap, flow into it, not just see who flinches first. It's not uncommon to receive a gesture as well, like it's my fault for being there.
Anyone else feeling this?
CosmikDebris is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 07-25-2021, 12:50 PM   #2
Member
 
jleonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Location: Florida
Posts: 90
In a word, YES.
Except I give the gestures! It relieves stress LOL
__________________
JLeonard
New Port Richey, Fl
2022 G D Imagine 2600 RB, 2021 Ram 2500 Big Horn CC diesel
jleonard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2021, 12:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 14,843
Yes, when hemmed in all you can do is slow down as much as you can. it's not your fault that you can't move over. The one merging needs to be aware of conditions, also.

On 3 lanes we always drove in the center lane with the RV so we wouldn't have this problem.
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2021, 01:42 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CosmikDebris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Florence, MT
Posts: 109
I usually do have to slow down, which then worries me about traffic behind me. As I remember high school driver Ed, the merging vehicle does the speed adjusting to slide into traffic. The rest of us just need to give room if we can, but they shouldn't expect us to open the door for them. I'm always saying "look over, look over, do you see me" and then I brake for them. They get in front of me, then speed up and jump into left lane.
It's maddening.
CosmikDebris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2021, 01:54 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 440
Yes, it's maddening. And I have to admit I've been the one that misjudged my entry point at the on-ramp.
But, it really doesn't matter who is 'responsible' for giving way, or whose fault it would be in event of an accident, we are all responsible for our own vehicles and the safety of our passengers. Drive defensively.
__________________
'18 Rockwood 2109S '17 Silverado 2500HD WT. Hookups? What hookups? Mountains, please.
HopsBrewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2021, 02:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Enjoying the Western States!
Posts: 14,843
Here's a good 'How To':

https://www.drivingskillsforlife.com...to-the-highway
__________________
Full-timed for 16 Years . . .
Traveled 8 yr in a 2004 Newmar Dutch Star 40' Diesel
& 8 yr in a 33' Travel Supreme 5th wheel
twogypsies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 10:19 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: Northern California
Posts: 639
Quote:
Originally Posted by CosmikDebris View Post

Anyone else feeling this?
Quote:
Originally Posted by HopsBrewster View Post
But, it really doesn't matter who is 'responsible' for giving way, or whose fault it would be in event of an accident, we are all responsible for our own vehicles and the safety of our passengers. Drive defensively.

Heck yeah. And as someone might have already said, there is a reason commercial trucks move over one lane (if they can) when there are a lot of on-ramps.

I hate it when folks enter the ramp then slow down, and slow down, and slow down some more. I don't mind adjusting to let someone merge, but keep it within reason folks!

I agree 100% with HopsBrewer. Learn defensive driving and then drive defensively. It really is an attitude that will result in a lot less grief. Sadly, that probably doesn't include any hand gestures.
__________________
2021 Gulfstream Vintage Cruiser 19ERD.
2018 RAM 1500 6 cyl Ecodiesel
"Have Rod Will Fish"
Ldubs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 11:52 AM   #8
Member
 
Miller205's Avatar
 
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Posts: 76
Makes me crazy, too. The proper term for those on-ramps are Acceleration Lanes, with the intent for the merging driver to accelerate to match the traffic flow and ease merging!
__________________
Mike & K. (Both retired USAF)
2013 Jayco Embark "HaRVey"
Freightliner M2, Cummins ISC
Miller205 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2021, 03:59 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 86
Similar gripe here, entering onto the freeway, going slow, talking, not paying attention. All they need to do is push that little skinny pedal and merge into traffic.
WeRetired is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2021, 03:32 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2021
Posts: 24
I think that many of the merging people have forgotten that the folks already on the freeway have the right-of-way. It is the responsibility of those entering the roadway to get up to speed and merge, not the other way around.
__________________
2018 Renegade Verona 40 LRB
GuyFawkes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2021, 03:59 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,510
Pa State Police have been known to ticket Professional Drivers who, while traveling in the Granny Lane, suddenly make way for another Professional Driver who will be merging, and while making such sudden maneuver, cause other traffic already in the passing lane to have to suddenly adjust speed to avoid collision with said Professional Driver.
We need three through traffic lanes on these overloaded interstates. Are you listening Pa and NC and SC with your antiquated two lane systems?
Charlotte is a national disgrace with two brand new "tolled" express lanes that see little use and two original through lanes that are hopelessly packed more than ever.
Gotta say it again. The safest lane for me is to the left!!!
__________________
TandW
TandW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2021, 04:26 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Shutterbug57's Avatar
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 491
Quote:
Originally Posted by GuyFawkes View Post
I think that many of the merging people have forgotten that the folks already on the freeway have the right-of-way. It is the responsibility of those entering the roadway to get up to speed and merge, not the other way around.
Yup. Then you get the idiots on the highway who slam on their brakes while you are trying to merge and you are slowing to fit in. They tick me off too.
__________________
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 36QSH
2019 Ford Expedition Max as the TOAD
Shutterbug57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2021, 10:57 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Duster73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2021
Posts: 125
Although not a popular opinion, I think everyone should retake a road test every 10 years. This would help remind people rules/laws that have been forgotten. Also might eliminate some of the drivers who are no longer safe on the road.

I know people who have taken the test multiple times and failed, then finally pass. Scary to be in the same vehicle with them.
__________________
"A Man's Gotta Do What a man's Gotta Do"
2000 Fleetwood Southwind Storm 30H- Workhorse
Duster73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cat, driver



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I need operating education on Aqua-Hot JohnParker Newmar Owner's Forum 40 03-29-2013 11:07 PM
First timer Jumped in with both feet - basic education needed... Lawdawg5000 iRV2.com General Discussion 14 11-02-2011 06:11 PM
RV Lifestyle, Education & Safety Conference bcbowers Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 3 04-03-2011 10:29 AM
Continuing my education FYRMAN New Member Check-In 6 06-28-2005 06:33 AM
I need a concise education. Mr. Camper Boondocking 5 01-29-2005 07:59 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.