20070315 – Clint’s work – commute – 113-1384 – just passed the 66 Exit
Image by Rev. Xanatos Satanicos Bombasticos (ClintJCL)
This merge off of 66 into 495 East (outer loop) has always pissed me off. The merge area is way too big.
Basically, if you bother to get in line with the traffic jam, people who come on the highway TWO OR THREE MINUTES after you will still manage to get in front.
I often position my car in the center to prevent them from doing this. I don’t care if you have a longer merge lane — I was on the highway first.
And don’t try to merge past me when the dotted white line disappears. I will ignore you and drive as if you aren’t there, because you do not have the right-of-way. Wanna hit me? My car is older, and the damage will show I was ahead in the merge zone when you hit me. I could use the free replacement parts from my insurance company to keep my car alive longer.
So by all means: Keep driving like dickheads, people. You deserve the ,200 fines.
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66 Exit, 495, Virginia.
March 12, 2007.
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