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3 hours ago, lindylou53 said:

The problem is when you get aggressive drivers who streak down the right-hand lane at a rate of knots to the end of the lane where it merges and then just shove in instead of going down at a 'normal' speed and waiting to be let in earlier on.

You're not letting them in, you are merging.

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Drive this route both ways every day and always use the right hand lane if there's queuing traffic. The two lanes are there for a reason, not using the outside lane would be a waste of tarmac! Unfortunately there's always a few that think you're queue jumping and move over to block the lane. There's only one situation there that doesn't contravene the Highway Code and it's not the one I choose :)   

 

I've seen a number of threads over the years on here discussing this and suggesting that there should be merge in turn signs in place. Whilst that may go some way to enlighten the enraged, it wouldn't be really necessary if people were aware of the Highway Code rules on this. Of course, it would have been sensible to build the road wider with two lanes throughout but we have what we have and I doubt it's going to change.

 

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It's for merging, that's how the road system is designed and this is what eases congestion. This is similar to how I pretty much get my own 'out of hours' bus lanes all around town! 

I'm from London (sorry, I can't help it) and if i drove like a sheffeilder down there I wouldn't get anywhere. 

It's strange because tbh Manchester and Leeds all drive normally. It just seems as though drivers in Sheffield have their own style of driving lol. 

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14 hours ago, lindylou53 said:

The problem is when you get aggressive drivers who streak down the right-hand lane at a rate of knots to the end of the lane where it merges and then just shove in instead of going down at a 'normal' speed and waiting to be let in earlier on.

Absolutely!   My pet hate.   

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Part of the problem is the road markings and signage.

take the bottom of Prince of Wales Road for example.

 

People queue in the left lane, back to the roundabout, blocking the through traffic.

 

At the merge point, the right lane merged into the left lane. There is a merge arrow in the right lane into the left lane.

people in the left feel that they have ‘right of way’

 

all they should do is put a sign saying Merge in turn, and then re paint the road so that both lanes merge in to the ‘new’ single lane.

 

then the morons might get it.

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