Ever been in this situation. A construction project has narrowed the number of open lanes, and motorists have the audacity to shoot to the front of the line and cut into the remaining open lane amid a chorus of honks, yells and gestures.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, drivers that move forward in an open merge lane and jet in front of a line of stalled motorists – are merging correctly.
*The department has been promoting for a decade the “zipper method” of merging when traffic is particularly congested.
Officials recommend this late-merge strategy in which drivers use the entire roadway and take turns merging from the closed lane into the open one at the point when the road narrows.
-In heavy congestion, this strategy reduces delays by as much as 35%.
-Bottom Line: When people merge early, they create a more severe backup because they leave a lane unused.
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