Having been taught to drive in Sydney, I think I am a courteous driver.
I mostly let people in who need to merge.
The only exception that really annoys me is when people sneak up in the wrong lane and then try to get in the right one, in order to get ahead quicker -this seems to happen quite a lot particularly when there are roadwork and the signs-arrow are huge and can be seen a lot way before you get to them.
I do when driving in Australia. Was trained as a defensive driver and its all about keeping traffic moving. One let in can save a lot of stress overall. When driving in Asia however I don't let it because it does something else completely different in the traffic and usually contributes to a complete traffic jam including cars, motos, bicycles and anything else that can squeeze in to a small space. In those circumstances keep as close as possible to the bumper bar in front of you for fear of being stuck in traffic literally for hours!!!
I don't drive, but if I did, would I let them merge into my lane? It depends on how heavy the traffic is, how long I've been waiting, and how much of a hurry I am to get somewhere. In most I would though, because I know how frustrating it is when no one lets you pass.
Yes - I always allow people to merge. You have to allow people to merge or traffic would come to a standstill for all those poor cars lining up waiting to merge. It amazes me how people won't allow someone to merge.
Absolutely! If each driver allows one car into their lane, there shouldn't be a problem for anyone. However, I do agree with comment by 'Finy' in cases of roadworks where people deliberately head up the 'closed' lane and then force their way in.
Yes, but it is amazing how confused folk are about the merging rules. I put this down to the rules themselves being confusing in some States. My favourite piece of road safety advice was seen in New Zealand - Merge like a zip!
I ALWAYS let other drivers in. It is common courtesy as well as the best road rules. As another member wrote in New Zealand (MERGE LIKE A ZIP)Easy. It's quite amazing here when sometimes people shake their heads at you or give you the fingers when you observe the road rules.
The short answer is yes, I let other drivers merge. On another note, we lived and drove in Bangkok for 5 years, it seemed easier to drive in Bangkok than Adelaide, everyone gives a little common courtesy there.
yes, one day I may need the courtesy and it gives a good example to young drivers. We all have to deal with traffic so we may as well feel good about doing a favour for someone else rather than being selfish.