“Well, that’s where ROW and common courtesy intersect. You might not be required to get over, but just like holding a door for somebody, good manners says to get over to make life easier, if it’s no hardship to you. Make no mistake about it: you may be within your rights not to get over…but you’re exercising your right to be a tool.”
When I am entering an expressway, I am able to get my Outback up to at least 70 mph by the end of the on-ramp, and I am often able to get it going faster than that in order to NOT get into anyone’s way if they refuse to exercise a “courtesy lane change”. However, there is the occasional tool who decides that this is his opportunity to suddenly speed-up in order to try to block me from entering the expressway. What is that all about?
The biggest failing of the people who refuse to execute a courtesy lane change is when there is a very slow-moving vehicle at the head of a group of cars on the on-ramp. Because a truck (or a little old lady) is driving at only ~35 mph, that causes everyone behind that rolling roadblock to also merge at a dangerously slow rate of speed.
You would think that the right lane hogs would either execute a courtesy lane change at that point, or that they would at least allow cars to merge. However, on a few occasions, I have had these tools essentially force me–and a couple of cars behind me–onto the shoulder because they would not let us enter the right lane.
What is that all about? (Other than being an anal sphincter)