The Sunday June 24 column actually said that studies from Virginia Transportation Center and U Nebraska showed that what they called side zooming (I’ve always called lane crashing) makes traffic merge faster at lane closures. She encourages people to do it. We all know this is nonsense. I have been in many long backups because some idiots ran up to the front and wedged in at 1mph. I have also been in a similar situation where the State Patrol enforced the no passing zone leading up to the bottleneck. Traffic merged at high speed, and went through the closure point at 50mph instead of 1 or 2.
I bring this up because maybe a million or more drivers read the Anne column. If Ray or someone else that she might pay attention to would write to her, we may reduce the number of idiots that this wayward column might otherwise generate. Thanks, for all of us.