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06 October 2007 @ 05:17 pm
driving poll part 2  
Appologies to my non-driving readers, there really isn't a non-driving example I can think of.

This assumes that the ramp isn't super short and that traffic isn't jammed up and that conditions allow you to accellerate safely. "at slower than highway speeds" means noticiably slower, like <45 on a 65 mph road. The typo in question should be "taught."

I get on the highway most commonly...

at highway speeds because I was tought that was the right way
6(20.0%)
at highway speeds because it's fun
1(3.3%)
at highway speeds because it seems to make the most sense
7(23.3%)
at slower than highway speeds because I was taught that was the right way
0(0.0%)
at slower than highway speeds because my car has no accelleration
0(0.0%)
at slower than highway speeds because it seems to make sense
0(0.0%)
at slower than highway speeds because accellerating quickly wastes gas
0(0.0%)
other
0(0.0%)
 
 
 
The Water Seeker: daeklaplymouth on October 6th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
My "other" is that it depends on whether there is traffic on the freeway. As in if there are people going fast I'll speed up in order to be going their speed in order to merge in with them. But if the freeway is diverted I'll generally take my damned time because, really, I am just not in a hurry.
The Water Seekerplymouth on October 6th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
s/diverted/deserted
Gergzkzkz on October 7th, 2007 12:31 am (UTC)
I don't think any of your answers are correct. There needs to be some speed differential between you and the first lane of traffic or else you can't adjust your position relative to the cars in that lane. But 20mph is way too much speed differential. At that rate the gaps will zip by you too fast for you to merge in and speed up.