Blue Sky, Cool Water
What Would You Do?
You're driving down the road and you see a sign that says "Right lane closed 1/2 mile. Merge left." Courteous drivers merge to the left lane. The not so courteous drivers continue on in the right lane
until the last minute and then merge left causing additional congestion at the point of intersection.
Does it really make that much of a difference in how quickly you reach your destination?
Drivers that do this are on my Top Ten Pet Peeve list along with drivers who do not use their blinkers or talk on their cell phones. Today, on a very busy stretch of Hwy 80, I came upon a sign such as the one mentioned above. I merged to the left lane along with about 98% of the other drivers on the road. Out of the blue came two vehicles cruising along in the right lane. After they passed me, I decided to straddle the line between the two lanes to restrict other drivers from doing the same thing.
Did I do the right thing?
Do other drivers on the road now think I am the rude one?
Or were they cheering me on from the privacy of their vehicles?