- Jun 16, 2007
In my country, the law specifically says that you shouldn’t move over and create a mess on the freeway. It’s the driver on the onramp that needs to learn how to merge.you don't have to slam on the brakes, you have to move over!
there was loads of space behind that kuga...
In most places over here, if you exercise option 2 and are hit from behind by a faster moving vehicle, you are responsible for the collision. Not the guy that you tried to avoid.there are 2 options:
i choose the 2nd option...
- stick to your lane, honk, get frustrated with the obliviot and express your disdain on the internet
- move over, overtake him and continue with your life
Edit: The specific offense you would be charged with if someone hit you because you unsafely entered a lane is classed as Failure To Yield and is punishable by points on your license as well as:Section 545.061 of the Texas Transportation Code states that a driver must yield to traffic on his/her left when entering a lane from the right, on a roadway divided into three or more lanes for one-way traffic. Put simply, this means drivers entering a Texas highway or freeway must legally yield to vehicles already driving. This is the common sense solution – otherwise, the vehicle entering the highway would collide with moving traffic or force traffic to come to a halt, creating a dangerous roadblock.
If drivers yield the right-of-way to vehicles entering the highway, this is courtesy and not a legal requirement. Drivers may yield to avoid an unnecessary collision, but it is the merging driver’s duty to slow or come to a stop until it is safe to merge onto the highway. This statute also applies to vehicles changing lanes on the freeway. The vehicle doing the merging must yield to vehicles already driving in the lane.