Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Merging Patience Needed

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Merging Patience Needed

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OUR SAY

JARRARD POTTER

Journalist

WITH traffic seemingly getting worse by the day on the Grafton bridge, the need for drivers to be smart and courteous is greater now than ever, but it appears there are some who seem to fail to grasp the basics of the road rules surrounding merging when getting on and off the bridge.

I know, I get it. None of us want to be stuck in traffic for any longer than we have to, but attempting to muscle your way ahead of the queue, or refusing to let others merge in front of you, isn't just making the traffic worse, it's also dangerous.

Those two very things happened to me in the space of two days. The first instance was when I was leaving work to go home on Tuesday afternoon. As I was in the left hand lane on the Grafton side approaching the bridge, the time had come for me to merge lanes. …

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