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Zipper Merge~It’s A Thing

You’re just trying to merge, but no one lets you go in front.

We’ve all been there. You’re getting on a freeway, for example, during peak traffic.

Next to you, a wall of cars prevents you from smoothly entering the freeway.

You turn on your blinker, but to your dismay, no one leaves room for you to enter.

Then you’re stuck at the end of your on-ramp, waiting for someone to give you an opening.

The zipper merge works to help keep traffic moving BUT – and it’s a big but – it only works if everyone buys into it and works together,

” the Facebook post read.

House Bill 1614, sponsored by state Reps. Jesse Young, R-Gig Harbor, and Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, would add the so-called “zipper merge”

to driver’s ed manuals throughout the state, and require new drivers to be tested on the technique.

To zipper merge, drivers in the lane being merged into should allow merging motorists over, every other vehicle,

so it’s a smooth transition for everybody.

GREAT Video: HERE

Full Story: HERE

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About Laurie Hardie

Laurie is a rare Seattle-born Native. She has raised her children, but as a working mom knows how important it is to look and feel your best. She currently volunteers with Queen It’s a New Day, a non-profit organization in Everett, giving women a hand up to feel great inside and out. As a published author and life coach, Laurie is WARM’s Afternoon Traffic host with the philosophy of…” traffic is a lot like life, sometimes you have a speed –limit drive and sometimes you hit a slow-down or detour, but with the right guidance and information, we can all get through it together”.