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      05-20-2022, 09:21 AM   #177
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In most places here in OK, we have LONG onramps. And people still can't seem to realize they can press the gas pedal to get up near the speed limit to merge in.

No, they'd rather go twenty under, stick to their speed and force people to change lanes, speed or slow down. I've seen countless people so incapable of merging they will maintain there speed as the onramp has ended and just keep driving through all the debris on the shoulder.
1000 times this. People FLYING by at 120 and muppets in front of me trying to enter a freeway at 80, good god man get on it!!
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In most places here in OK, we have LONG onramps. And people still can't seem to realize they can press the gas pedal to get up near the speed limit to merge in.

No, they'd rather go twenty under, stick to their speed and force people to change lanes, speed or slow down. I've seen countless people so incapable of merging they will maintain there speed as the onramp has ended and just keep driving through all the debris on the shoulder.
Maybe one day drivers tests will require more than being able to drive 25mph on a quiet street, do a 3 point turn and parallel park.

I guess the road test instructors don't want to be subject to inexperienced drivers at speed🙄. Could be dangerous.
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I think the inability to maintain consistent speed is my biggest pet peeve on the road. I hate when I move over to pass someone, get to their door and they speed up and match me, or when someone passes me, then falls back, passes me again, shoots a mile ahead, falls back again

I also cant stand people that fly through parking lots. Seriously, why do you need to do 30+mph in a damn parking lot where people and kids are walking?!
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      05-20-2022, 12:45 PM   #180
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I also cant stand people that fly through parking lots. Seriously, why do you need to do 30+mph in a damn parking lot where people and kids are walking?!
I was just about to post this after running to get lunch earlier.

People just FLY through the lots as if there aren't blind spots everywhere.
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Phoenix has THE worst drivers ever. Or maybe it's just people here in this country lol people drive with zero awareness of other drivers, only give a shit about themselves. I see 1-2 accidents on my way to work every morning.
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Phoenix has THE worst drivers ever. Or maybe it's just people here in this country lol people drive with zero awareness of other drivers, only give a shit about themselves. I see 1-2 accidents on my way to work every morning.
That place that hands out life-time licenses (essentially) to attract old-people to retire there? Color me shocked!
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Undecided drivers; ie. those who canít decide which way they want to go, and come to a stop while they decide.
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People who wait until the last second to merge...
I know this is an old post, but what you're describing is actually the correct way to merge if the lane you're in is closed ahead while traveling in slow traffic. It is highly inefficient for cars to jump into the the open lane randomly. It actually slows down/disrupts flow. The zipper method where one car alternately merges behind the other right around where the lane closes is the most effective use of all available road. The US is the only place I've driven where people don't do this.

Now, you may be describing simply merging at the last second when traffic or lane closures aren't a consideration, and I agree - that's annoying and dangerous.
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I know this is an old post, but what you're describing is actually the correct way to merge if the lane you're in is closed ahead while traveling in slow traffic. It is highly inefficient for cars to jump into the the open lane randomly. It actually slows down/disrupts flow. The zipper method where one car alternately merges behind the other right around where the lane closes is the most effective use of all available road. The US is the only place I've driven where people don't do this.

Now, you may be describing simply merging at the last second when traffic or lane closures aren't a consideration, and I agree - that's annoying and dangerous.
Pretty sure I explained this more to someone else as well. In any case, zipper method 100% perfect with me...if done correctly. What I can't stand is the people who wait to the very end of the lane that's coming to an end, and then stop. They sit there trying to nose their way into traffic while everyone else behind gets stuck. Or people who are already on the highway, use the merge lane to pass traffic, and then merge back into traffic.
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