You're Merging Wrong, And Now States Are Calling You Out
Kansas is the latest state to encourage drivers to use the "zipper merge."By Stephanie Liebergen | July 5, 2016
One state's department of transportation says the way you merge is wrong.
Most drivers, when they see a merge sign, slow down too quickly and change lanes, causing a traffic backup. Continuing in each lane as long as possible reduces the speed difference between the two lanes, which helps keep traffic moving.