Boy, this is my third Pit thread today. I guess I’m feeling irritable. Anyway, just briefly:
Yielding is a big thing on the SDMB. There’s lots of dicsussion. Here’s a couple of very simple rules, simpler than most I’ve seen.
For both the merger and the mergee:
After following all appropriate laws for your particular merge (i.e., yield / stop signs), please use common sense.
Mergers: Do not continue along at your own speed! Either speed up or slow down to match the traffic. Do not stop when there is no stop sign unless traffic is stopped. Do not hit the ramp at 75 miles an hour when traffic is only going 35.
Mergees: Do not assume the person will find some magic way to get on the road without inconveniencing you. Do not assume that if you potter along at the exact same speed that that is OK. You also need to be aware of the mergers and respond. True it’s incumbent upon them to merge but they need your help to do it.
And a general sort of thing to lots of other Latham drivers:
When you come off the Northway to Exit 7 and you take the right onto 9, there is no Yield nor a Stop there yet you yield and stop anyway. Ok, I can deal with this, you want to be extra safe. But DO NOT go to the very next right turn, 500 yards away, onto 9R and blow right past the fucking yield sign like a bat outta hell.
This only confirms for everyone else your arrogance & stupidity: I stop when I want to, yield when I want to.