Cyril Haearn wrote:In theory yes, in practice no?
Often the speeds are similar, traffic is heavy, merging/joining traffic is not leaving gaps
In practice most of the time,if traffic is heavy and I can't move over to lane 2 then I don't.
It's that simple.
In that case I leave as bigger gap as I can between me and the vehicle in front,to help vehicles on the slip road merge.
For worthy reasons I drive a small car with a small engine and am often overtaken on the inside, the idiots do not bother to wait one second
You explained that to me r2,
If you mean vehicles merging from the slip road into lane 1,yes I have that happen,it's their bad not mine,and as long as I'm prepared for loonie moves then all's well and all part of driving.
I have a simple rule when driving,I treat all other road users as potential idiots and lunatics,I'm aware that all aren't but I can't tell which is which,so drive as if all are,and always try to expect the unexpected.
....motons try to bully you when driving the Micra (I learnt to drive in a Micra, it was big to me then)....
Mrs R2 had a red Micra for years.At the same time I had a white Mondeo estate,I never got bullied in the Mondeo and similarly so when I had LWB Tranit vans.
But things changed the minute I drove the Micra,so yes I'm very familiar with the bullying tactics of other drivers.
Sometimes I wish I still had my 1984 Cavalier 1.6GL
We had two of those,two Carltons and an Omega,all good cars