Takes exception to Jones's My Word

Full story: Eureka Times Standard

I read with interest the My Word letter by David Young in Wednesday's paper as I have traveled the section of road in McKinleyville he is writing about.
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pfft

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Jan 5, 2011
 
You are not talking about the same thing as Mr. Young. What you are referring to is when a vehicle is attempting to ENTER traffic. Mr. Young was speaking about cars in two lanes which are ALREADY IN traffic.

Zero points! Try again!
rosanna rosanadana

San Jose, CA

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Jan 5, 2011
 
Never mind!!
Anonymous

San Leandro, CA

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Jan 6, 2011
 
Both Mr. Young and Mr. Edwards are talking about the same thing, when two lanes become one. This occurs in different situations. But whether it is is due to construction, the merging of on-ramp lane into the freeway lane, or simple the widening and narrowing of a highway.

In all cases there is one through lane and one merging lane. Sometimes to merge safely you need to adjust your speed up to the flow or the through lane, sometimes you have to adjust you speed down.

It seems that our "free spirit" doesn't like to adjust his speed down, he wants to take advantage of the situation to cruise past those silly lemmings. It seemed his real problem wasn't the lemmings. It was that a couple times another "free spirit" decided to move in front of him so that they would not have to wait while he crammed in ahead of everyone who had already adjusted their speed to the flow of traffic and merged.
CPetersen

Eureka, CA

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Jan 6, 2011
 
Anonymous wrote:
It was that a couple times another "free spirit" decided to move in front of him so that they would not have to wait while he crammed in ahead of everyone who had already adjusted their speed to the flow of traffic and merged.
Free spirits notwithstanding, I do that just out of spite. I have enough experience in big city traffic that when you see some guy playing hopscotch with traffic to get ahead of you, cut him off and make them wait like the rest of us.
pfft

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Jan 6, 2011
 
Anonymous wrote:
Both Mr. Young and Mr. Edwards are talking about the same thing, when two lanes become one. This occurs in different situations. But whether it is is due to construction, the merging of on-ramp lane into the freeway lane, or simple the widening and narrowing of a highway.
In all cases there is one through lane and one merging lane. Sometimes to merge safely you need to adjust your speed up to the flow or the through lane, sometimes you have to adjust you speed down.
It seems that our "free spirit" doesn't like to adjust his speed down, he wants to take advantage of the situation to cruise past those silly lemmings. It seemed his real problem wasn't the lemmings. It was that a couple times another "free spirit" decided to move in front of him so that they would not have to wait while he crammed in ahead of everyone who had already adjusted their speed to the flow of traffic and merged.
No, a vehcile in traffic has the right of way over a vehicle attempting to enter traffic. When a two lanes merge, both vehicles are IN traffic, and neither has the right of way over the other based upon which lane they are in.

More importantly, Mr. Young was referring to a situation in which traffic was totally congested, while most replies seem to ignore this fact.

Since: Oct 10

Eureka,Ca.

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#6
Jan 7, 2011
 
The real problem here is that you're given plenty of notice that the continuing traffic north should be in the left lane. Traffic exiting into McKinley Ville into the right lane. Many people think that they don't need to abide by the rules and just continue down the right lane because it's faster and try to cut in way ahead of all the people that have followed directions and waited their turn should be allowed to be let in ahead of everyone else. How many ways can you spell wrong. Many of the problems we have on our roads today are due to the lack of common courtesy. If more people would just treat other drivers with respect and courtesy like I'm sure they want to be treated there would be far fewer incidents on the roadways.
pfft

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Jan 8, 2011
 
REAL DIRT DEVIL wrote:
Many people think that they don't need to abide by the rules and just continue down the right lane because it's faster and try to cut in way ahead of all the people that have followed directions and waited their turn should be allowed to be let in ahead of everyone else. How many ways can you spell wrong.
You have made up rules that you wish to follow, but those are NOT the rules! Your "rules" are silly and dangerous, as well as slowing traffic overall.
Middle of the road

Rancho Cordova, CA

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Jan 8, 2011
 
rosanna rosanadana wrote:
Never mind!!
Your alias, thanks for the flash -back! LOL :D

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