Why The ‘Zipper Merge’ Will Never Work

….and leads to dangerous road rage.

Artwork: © Carlyn Beccia | www.CarlynBeccia.com

I risked my life to write this article.

For the past few months, I have been practicing the “zipper merge” or late merge. The zipper merge is when lanes are reduced, a driver merges at the ending lane reduction point, even in heavy traffic (see image above). For example, if two lanes narrow into one, you merge…

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