Being a bit of a Costco addicit, I travel along the Monaro Highway quite often (coming on and off at the Hindmarsh Dr junction.
What I have noticed is the increasing use of what I like to call the ‘back door’ manoeuvre, where people, who really can not wait two seconds, merge on and off from behind – merging before the lane markings indicate you can legally do so – i.e they cross over the thick white line.
Please note, I merge with the speed of the traffic and I am competent in the use of my indicators, so this is not a case of someone merging at a ‘nanna’ speed / not indicating their intention. I have issues with this as I end up feeling ‘bullied’ into merging illegally by crossing over a thick white line – lest I risk having to slow down to merge behind the car who has snuck up from behind. So, should I continue obeying the law and merge when the line change to dashes, or do I go against my very core, and merge as soon as possible, even if that requires me to cross a thick white line!