Around my parts traffic flow doesn't matter. They're still doing the same thing even at 2AM. So do you really want to come to a full stop on a entrance ramp @ 2AM, when there's not 1 car around?I'm not sure about where you're from, but in MN, they're conditionally metered based on how heavy the freeway traffic is in the vicinity. They're not metered on off peak times at all.
I also don't like stopping, since I need all the momentum I can get with my van to reach a reasonable merging speed.I drive a hybrid. Slamming on my brakes for no reason and hten using all 60hp to get back up to speed again is a giant waste of gas. If nobody is around I blow right through those things. If someone else is around and slowing down I blow right through them. If someone is stopped in the other lane, I slow down so they don't go the same time I do and we hit each other. I think they're dumb.
some reason, i loved these things for the morning commute in CA. Sometimes, you'd get a nice drag race.
no one knows how to drive down here. guessing on I95?These recently started popping up here in South Florida, some are working/on, some are in construction/expansion areas and not yet operational. So far, in my experience, it's about 50/50 whether a driver actually follows the instruction of light. I'm sure there are traffic studies that justify their implementation, but in my personal experience I don't think they do a damn thing.
thisI'm not sure about where you're from, but in MN, they're conditionally metered based on how heavy the freeway traffic is in the vicinity. They're not metered on off peak times at all.
Yep, most of the SoCal ones have non-stop HOV. Older freeways (101, etc.) have both lanes stop, in alternate order. And quote often there's a CHP cruiser sitting on the shoulder above the on-ramp watching for people running the HOV lane or the red lights so I always stop.Very interesting; looks like SoCal and NorCal are perhaps reversed on this particular characteristic. Because I don't recall ever seeing an offramp like your first photo, where the HOV lane doesn't have to stop at all. I've seen it where the HOV lane gets priority at the lights, though (shorter red interval/more frequent greens).
And in contrast, the bottom one looks like the majority of HOV-equipped cloverleafs around here: two lanes, two lights, and an immediate merge into one lane after the lights. (here's an example)
Truth, too many foreigners and transient residents from other states creates this hellacious melting pot of driving experience. But yes, I-95. They first started popping up in Miami-Dade at the so I've had limited interactions with them since I rarely get off/on at any exits other than those into downtown Miami which are usually feeder belts.no one knows how to drive down here. guessing on I95?
Well, guess what buddy, THEY'RE COMING! The south bound on ramp I most frequently take from my house onto 95 (Cypress Creek in Broward) just had one installed as part of the expansion, it isn't operational yet but I can already see it being a problem. Even without the stop, most people struggle to merge because the on ramp is such a sharp turn they're moving far too slowly when they get to the merge. Then the merge lane is shorter than it should be and runs into the next on ramp only a few hundred feet further down the road.these are real??? lmao, sorry. I live in Florida. I have NEVER seen one of these before. Maybe before the on ramp/acceleration lane. I also travelled all the way up and down the east coast on a road trip. Never seen one. So, I would probably stop.
That seems just as silly as stoplights that are on a timer schedule day or night and don't change any sooner based on the walk button being pushed or sensing the weight of a vehicle on the pad waiting for a red light.Around my parts traffic flow doesn't matter. They're still doing the same thing even at 2AM. So do you really want to come to a full stop on a entrance ramp @ 2AM, when there's not 1 car around?
Kind of why I said it depends on conditions. But yeah F me using common sense and stuffI also don't like stopping, since I need all the momentum I can get with my van to reach a reasonable merging speed.
But like your Insight, driving the van was a choice. I shouldn't expect to behave differently because of the vehicle I chose to drive.
Also see: Motorcycles stuck in traffic on hot days. Nobody cares that you have a jacket and jeans on in traffic, it was your choice. Sit in traffic like the rest of us, you're not that special.