count2infinity wrote:depends on the traffic, how far away the merge point is, am i in a hurry, etc. there are a lot of factors in play here...
MRandall25 wrote:The people who wait until they reach the merge point to merge are what make the traffic flow slow down to a halt because they try to force their way in.
If everyone merged around when they see the "_____ Lane closed ______ feet ahead" sign, there wouldn't be insane traffic backups. But because people want to pass the line, it slows everyone else down when people in the open lane have to basically stop to let the other guy in.
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