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      03-24-2007, 10:51 AM   #23
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      03-24-2007, 02:30 PM   #24
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is it only Texas that has this kind of merging thing? so in other states it is the other way around?
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      03-24-2007, 11:30 PM   #25
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is it only Texas that has this kind of merging thing? so in other states it is the other way around?
Nope. We have them all over the place in Metro Detroit.

This thread is funny though, can't believe so many people have never seen this? The road along side the freeway is a service drive. You exit the freeway and take this road until you get to the desired cross-street. You can't have the exiting traffic yield or the line would back-up down onto the freeway. Its not a great design. But neither are Michigan-lefts (google it). Ironically, lots of f*cked up road design in the city that fathered the automobile (at least in the US).

And yes, _assholes_ ignore the yield. Some people don't even look - just blow right through the sign. Some people actually cut right into the exit lane itself which is pure madness. I honestly think some people don't really know what a yield sign is or what its for.
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      03-25-2007, 11:13 AM   #26
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mkoesel brought up a good point - however it seems like a patch job to me to have the local yield to the feeder
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Here in TX thats how it is... people on the "feeder" are supposed to yeild to people coming off the highway.

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That is the worst design I have ever seen. I drove through Texas a few weeks back and saw other Texans almost run eachother off the road.

I've driven everywhere from Maryland down to North Carolina, and from North Carolina clear across the country to California. Texas is the only place I've seen with roads like that. If I had never driven cross country in January, I never would have known those things exist. So it isn't hard to believe people have never heard of it.
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Nope. We have them all over the place in Metro Detroit.

This thread is funny though, can't believe so many people have never seen this? The road along side the freeway is a service drive. You exit the freeway and take this road until you get to the desired cross-street. You can't have the exiting traffic yield or the line would back-up down onto the freeway. Its not a great design. But neither are Michigan-lefts (google it). Ironically, lots of f*cked up road design in the city that fathered the automobile (at least in the US).

And yes, _assholes_ ignore the yield. Some people don't even look - just blow right through the sign. Some people actually cut right into the exit lane itself which is pure madness. I honestly think some people don't really know what a yield sign is or what its for.
Other states have long ass off and on ramps so that when leaving the interestate you have time to slow down. They also give you huge on-ramps so you can come up to speed and merge with traffic.
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actually the op is right,t here's a road in SF with that some configuration
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wow Texas really is backwards lol
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man, i live in texas i didn't even know about these signs...

maybe because i've just gotten used to how idiots can't drive around here..

gotta check out the signs next time
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Chalk me up as someone else who thinks that's an asinine system for merging, having the side road yield to people merging in from the highway. But of course I believe you, and if that's how it is, then the idiot should have yielded. I bet people from other states screw that up all the time, though, because it's just backwards.
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well yielding is a weird concept. Based on CA law it says the people coming on to the freeway should yield to those already on it. Then a few sentences later it says otherwise.

I guess in this case if the yield sign is on the other side then the people on the freeway should yield. That makes sense because if they dont the people on the off-ramp would probably cause a hold up in traffic.
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Other states have long ass off and on ramps so that when leaving the interestate you have time to slow down.
That's a better design, but in many places around here there are so many overpasses in a row that a long exit ramp would not be possible due to the the overpass being in the way from the previous cross street. Part of the problem is they have extra overpasses just for Michigan lefts.
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the michigan left was another thing that surprised me. went there not long ago and i was like WTF is going on. i thought the inner lane was supposed to be for faster cars but then there is a ramp next to it.
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