Sometimes you see a dickhead maneuver happening before it actually happens. Case in point, the driver of this Mercedes with a vanity plate (already a good probability of assholish behavior) pulled up next to me at the light on westbound Sunset Blvd. just before the 405 Freeway on-ramps. I would put money down that this person knew exactly where he/she was going and still refused to merge earlier into the single lane that would feed you onto the 405 Fwy South. There are plenty of signs and lane markings that tell you where you need to go. And during rush hour, the rightmost lane on Sunset is always slower because of this bottleneck. Consequently, egocentric, impatient drivers like the one in this Mercedes who feel that their time is more valuable than anyone else’s opt to leapfrog pass as many commuters as possible on one of two westbound through lanes. The defensive driver in front of me slowed up to let this person through, though the Mercedes driver had to cross over a solid white painted median to do so. With that said, at least the Mercedes was signaling, which is more than what I can say for the majority of leapfroggers in this town.
Posted on February 20th, 2013 by I-95, U-405