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Old 07-02-2013, 06:55 PM
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You might want to look up the legal requirements of the various parties in a merge. Not sure about NC law, but in OH & KY, it is the responsibility of the continuing party to maintain lane and speed and the requirement of the party entering the highway to fit in.
I got the impression that if you are on the main drag in free flow traffic and a vehicle is ahead of you on the ramp about to merge you should allow them to.(or at least not deliberately prevent them) If they are behind you they should slot in behind? I am in CO and fairly recently arrived from UK so I am prepared to be corrected! But that seems to be sort of how it works.
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Re: Who "carries" in their Jeep?

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I got the impression that if you are on the main drag in free flow traffic and a vehicle is ahead of you on the ramp about to merge you should allow them to.(or at least not deliberately prevent them) If they are behind you they should slot in behind? I am in CO and fairly recently arrived from UK so I am prepared to be corrected! But that seems to be sort of how it works.
Yep, we call it common courtesy. Unfortunately, it doesn't always exist in the real world.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:04 PM
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Yep, we call it common courtesy. Unfortunately, it doesn't always exist in the real world.
Yeah, I sort of thought that it was more etiquette than legislation! Only nearly been caught out a couple of times. :-)

It is much better here than in the UK in my opinion where there is a broken line between the ramp (slip-road!) and main carriageway and nobody lets you in!
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Re: Who "carries" in their Jeep?

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I got the impression that if you are on the main drag in free flow traffic and a vehicle is ahead of you on the ramp about to merge you should allow them to.(or at least not deliberately prevent them) If they are behind you they should slot in behind? I am in CO and fairly recently arrived from UK so I am prepared to be corrected! But that seems to be sort of how it works.
Kinda-sorta. If the speed limit is 70 and you are doing 70, you are under no obligation to slam on the brakes to allow someone in who is doing 40. In fact, if you do slam on the brakes and cause an accident, you will be found to be at fault as you did not maintain lane and speed.

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From the Colorado Drivers Handbook

11.6 ENTERING THE FREEWAY
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High speed roadways generally have acceleration ramps to give you time to build up your speed. When entering a freeway from an on-ramp try to increase your speed to Match that of the freeway traffic. Do not merge into traffic until the solid white line has ended. Do not stop in the acceleration lane unless absolutely necessary. Remember, You must yield the right of way to the traffic already on the freeway.


To be courteous to vehicles entering the freeway, you should change to the left (or center) lane, if you can do so safely and without slowing the traffic flow.

<O</Ohttp://driving-tests.org/colorado/co...ndbook-online/
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: Who "carries" in their Jeep?

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That is Southern Ireland you are talking about I guess? Have you driven in England or mainland Europe?
Yes, the M7 to M8 between Dublin and Cork, then lesser roads to Kilarny, Ring of Kerry, then back to Dublin bypassing Limerick to the M7. We ventured down lots of lesser roads, some with two lanes, barely enough width for a center stripe and thick hedgerows on both sides, down to several one-lanes. I've been to Italy, Greece, France, Germany and the Netherlands but didn't drive anywhere but in Ireland. This fall we're heading to the UK for a driving tour, since we enjoyed driving in Ireland so much.
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Kimber Ultra Carry fits nicely in the center console - with the stupid CD player leaves me no extra room.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:15 PM
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Re: Who "carries" in their Jeep?

My Taurus M85 snubbie loaded with .38 + p ammunition is with me at all times in my Jeep. Being a responsible gun owner I do have a license to carry concealed.

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simple answer: the only place I don't carry is probably in the shower!
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I carry two....S&W Bodyguard 380 (fits perfect in the cubby below the touchscreen) and a Springfield XDM 9mm in the center console...never know when you need backup...
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I carry in my Jeep, I carry in my Honda, I carry on the train, my bike, and my lawn mower! See a pattern??

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