Merging Into Traffic, You're Probably Doing It Wrong...

Why the Zipper Merge is faster....

, when traffic is particularly congested. Officials recommend this late-merge strategy in which drivers use the entire roadway and take turns merging from the closed lane into the open one at the point when the road narrows.

when traffic is particularly congested. Officials recommend this late-merge strategy in which drivers use the entire roadway and take turns merging from the closed lane into the open one at the point when the road narrows.

The "zipper method" of merging works when traffic is particularly congested. Officials recommend this late-merge strategy in which drivers use the entire roadway and take turns merging from the closed lane into the open one at the point when the road narrows.

In heavy congestion, this strategy reduces delays by as much as 35 percent, according to the department.

When people merge early, they create a more severe backup because they leave a lane unused.

This video made in Canada explains it... it's pretty funny but... a warning: it does have some "adult language",

See More Info Here: https://www.wfla.com/news/local-news/how-the-zipper-merge-could-benefit-bay-area-drivers/1499756701

 

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