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The art of merging

Emily Post did a wonderful job of teaching us the proper etiquette and manners for dining. However, she did leave out driving etiquette, most importantly merging. Here are a few rules to follow while merging.

1. No lane switching. As traffic comes to a stop, pick your lane and stay in it.

2. Avoid early merging.It will only cause delays.

3. The center dividing lane is not a “special lane” for those in a hurry (unlike the rest of us).

4. Really, when you merge, it goes every other car.

5. When entering traffic from your driveway or when making a left turn, no “curb sneaking” or using the “special lane” to go around the waiting cars.

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6. No need to kiss the car in front of you. They aren’t going anywhere either.

7. You must stop making phone calls, applying make-up, reading and muffin munching during the actual act of merging.

Rumor is that until we learn the etiquette of merging properly, the road will remain closed, so please practice twice a day.

Kim Vicioso

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