Monday, May 11, 2009


I'm not sure whether this phenomena occurs in other countries, but it most certainly happens here in New Zealand. You know when one lane of a road ends and two become one? Yes, merging lanes. People here simply cannot merge. I don't know whether it is sheer stupidity, an inflated sense of self importance, ignorance or just plain ol' bad driving, but people in New Zealand don't know how to merge.

Perhaps you've experienced this too, when the person you're supposed to be merging in front of, just drives straight up beside you to try to jump the queue. I swear it happens to me every time I encounter merging lanes in traffic, some asshole thinks they deserve to be in front of everyone else and refuses to merge until they have to make the choice between conforming, or driving into a concrete wall. I would be very interested to know if this occurs anywhere else in the so called civilised world.


  1. I think it happens all over the world I know it does here in Edinburgh where due to major road works around the whole of the city the selfish drivers are all over the place.

  2. New Zealand traffic a godsend compared to driving in Malaysia, which is a godsend compared to driving in India. We don't have it that bad :)

  3. Just because other countries are worse doesn't give people here an excuse to be assholes!

  4. a truck tried to kill me and woong on monday
    but we killed him first

  5. Dude.. come to India and drive.. lol. If in New Zealand you drive.. in India you fight for your life..

  6. No.1 problem with driving in this country! What i find is that people merge too slowly as well, for some reason drivers think getting onto the motorway at 60kmph is ok.

    I dont think it is neccessarily all caused by assholes though - that is most of it yes, but i think driver underconfidence and shyness play a part. People are too nervous to merge quickly and smoothly, they are not confident enough in their driving skills, and they are too afraid that they will piss off the drivers of the car in front and behind.. and so they wait for another driver to make an obvious, huge gap for them to take, slowing the process down.