Suspect this has already been discussed and laid to rest by the denizens of the forum, but has anyone ever been mob road raged whilst trying to merge in turn at a temporary lane closure on a dual carriage way?
I got stuck in the right hand lane on the A24 near Horsham on the way home tonight, approaching some road works and thought I'd just have to plod slowly along in the right hand lane to the end and merge. There was a long queue of traffic in the left hand lane, nose to tail. It seems that they didn't want to let anyone in, but neither did they want anyone to pass them.
I probably shouldn't have gone past the 2 cars that had taken it upon themselves to drive in the middle of the road. But I'm driving a Smart Fortwo and there was plenty of room, and I'm only doing 20-25 mph and surely are you meant to merge in turn?
When I got to the closure, I'm not kidding, 3 van's, a motorhome and a car had a damn good job at ramming me before I was able to merge.
Am I missing something? There wasn't a "merge in turn" sign on the temporary lane closed markings, but my understanding is you are meant to merge in turn if the traffic is moving slowly. Highway code seems to back that up, if I'm interpreting it correctly.