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I may be living dangerously, but generally I don't fold to inappropriate behavior on the road. Yeah, maybe there were a few times I might have been shot if it was the wrong person acting like like a jerk, but I will fight for right. I do tone it down one notch when I am in the Challenger though, I'll admit it, because I do want to minize the odds of getting keyed when I park.
About the zipper approach. I'm proud of Wisconsin then, because it is an up and coming traffic approach, but it is rarely explained adequately. I have heard a few stories now of signs that have explained it. Usually, it is not guided enough. The zipper approach does work, because otherwise, people move right at different times, really putting those who merge right early at the biggest disadvantage. If the zipper approach is strictly adhered to, it is not only efficient, but it is fair to all. If people are doing the variable merge at different times, then me and the semis are usually working to block the last minute bypassers by getting halfway into the lane that is closing, once it is clearly late and self-centered to be merging last minute. If signs and state policy clarify use of the zipper approach, I am 100% for it.