Yes that’s the ticket, merging early just screws people in that lane since they have to allow 2 merges, the legal merge point, and the asshat mergers who go early. Giving an incentive to get in the lane that is ending to take it to the end.
Nicodemus2004, I’m not talking about stalling traffic at the merge point, but if you merge early you open the ending lane for others to get by you and cause the stalling traffic at that merge point. I agree with you about the acceleration lane, but this can be done by matching the speed of the ‘hole’ but not merging till the merge point (again if you do ‘fill the hole’ you have merged early and the thru land still has to allow the thru lane to endure a merge at the merge point, screwing all those good intentioned but misguided people who got over early.
Finagle I don’t think so, but I do suspect you are ignoring that humans are driving those cars. What I was pointing out is the gif animations. The left side shows drivers trying to punish others by not leaving room - this is what your style of driving causes. You think you did right and the others are ‘cheating’ so you want to prevent them from merging. THis causes that bumper to bumper shockwaves that screw everyone.
In the right side we have what I suggest. There is less competition as both lanes have a equal wait to merge, that competative mode is minimized and people are more willing to allow the zipper.
I am not suggesting travelling 65 mph down the ending lane while the other is stopped and get in in the last 6 inches, but to try to match speed, if practical, if not go a bit faster till the merge point. As you approach look for a opening and match speed, but don’t merge early - you MUST take it till the merge point or the system falls apart.
Also many have said that warnings about upcoming merges are a suggestion to get over, but is it possible that they are there to warn drivers, who may be on their cell phone while eating a Big Mac to be alert of a lane closure. I’m sure most of you have run across a unexpected sudden lane closure, like a stalled car in the travel lane, and it is a very dangerous situation.