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The Bad Drivers of Ontario Thread

Baggsy

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This is based on a lane ending and all approaching the pinch point in their travelled lane. It's sort of what happens on major highways when a lane ends or is blocked off, most drivers allow the zip merge to work.

It's not the same situation when a driver cheats by taking an exit lane or HOV lane to zip past congestion. We have a pinch point on Hwy 48N just north of the 407. The road has a thru lane and a 300m right turn only lane that doesn't get many cars. Drivers regularly run cheat right turn only lane to jump the congested thru traffic lane - it log jams at the pinch point slowing everything down terribly. In the summer the city erects a 200m line of plastic bollards which stops the queue jumping, zip merging happens 400m back and the traffic flows a lot better.

They remove the bollards for the winter and it again becomes a mess as queue jumpers play.
People should be letting one vehicle merge at a time i.e. zipper merge, right here:
Google Maps
If they're not doing that, then they're just as bad as the people cutting out and merging back in.
If everybody lets three cars in before they hit this point, then the right lane will be three times faster, and it isn't a zipper.
 

GreyGhost

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People should be letting one vehicle merge at a time i.e. zipper merge, right here:
Google Maps
If they're not doing that, then they're just as bad as the people cutting out and merging back in.
If everybody lets three cars in before they hit this point, then the right lane will be three times faster, and it isn't a zipper.
That's how it should work, but he's saying those bollards are removed and the pricks push forward and attempt the zipper at or in the intersection which doesn't work well at all.
 

Mad Mike

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People should be letting one vehicle merge at a time i.e. zipper merge, right here:
Google Maps
If they're not doing that, then they're just as bad as the people cutting out and merging back in.
If everybody lets three cars in before they hit this point, then the right lane will be three times faster, and it isn't a zipper.
That's the spot I'm talking about (see the line on the road and the right turn only sign on the post? That left lane can get congested all the way back to the 407, with the right lane wide open. Some folks charge up to the end of the turn lane then stop to try nudging into the nicely flowing lane of left lane traffic. That's stops the left lane dead.

In the winter the bollards disappear, and you have people going right up to the intersection, that makes a bigger mess as you have a pile of angry drivers playing chicken thru the intersection.

Once and a while cops stake it out, they give out improper lane change tickets -- 3 demerits -- doesn't seem to have much impact.

I used to travel that daily and frequently got annoyed.
 

matthew

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Rob MacLennan

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Interesting strategy. Probably a much smaller potential ticket than taking a wheelchair spot without a permit.
Nope. It's the same ticket because you're obstructing the loading zone of the handicapped spot(s).
 

Rob MacLennan

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Not even close. I was helping an injured friend get around after an accident that resulted in a near amputation of a leg. They had a handicapped placard and I parked in a handicapped spot at Bramalea City Centre, to help them go in (on crutches) to do some Christmas shopping. When we came out there was a car in the loading area of the spot on BOTH sides. I had to squeeze between the vehicles, crack the door, reach in and *barely* be able to reach the electric window controls, then climb through the now open window in order to get my vehicle out of the spot.
 

Baggsy

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+ BMW. Combo!
Thought it was a Volvo.

I used to just park behind the f*ers, so that the wheelchair could get out. I don't think a cop would ticket me for it.
 
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Baggsy

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Driver: He was illegally parked.

Officer: That doesn't mean you can hit him, and drive away.

That would really open a can of worms, if you could do it.

Lots of bikes would be toast.
 

Rob MacLennan

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That makes sense but I didn't see that in the law.
"Access Aisles" are part of the required structure of the accessible parking space. As such, blocking them is illegal.

 

Baggsy

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Just don't lob it out the window, like the truckers do.
If you're wise and have not so much nerve, carry a bag with you, so you can dispose of it in a restaurant toilet.
 

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