7 Blog Posts From the ZIPPER MERGE Tag


Can a Driver be too Courteous?

Can a Driver be too Courteous?

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as an NMA E-Newsletter #316 in February 2015. If you would like to receive the NMA E-Newsletter every Sunday in your inbox, subscribe HERE. Can a single driver influence the actions of an entire freeway full of cars? Maybe a better question is should a single driver exert such […]

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You

By  guest writer Bob Morrow, NMA Montana Member Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared in April 2018 as NMA E-Newsletter #499.  If you would like to receive the weekly one-topic NMA Newsletter, subscribe today! The most controversial, or more accurately the least understood, highway driving maneuver sanctioned by transportation experts is the zipper merge. It […]

Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive?

Should Parents be Teaching Their Kids How to Drive?

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared as an NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #497 emailed to members in July 2018. If you would like to receive the newsletter, join today the thousands of other active motorists who have made that choice! Our son will soon turn 16, and he has no interest in learning how to drive […]

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You Part 2, Readers Comments: NMA E-Newsletter #501

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You Part 2, Readers Comments: NMA E-Newsletter #501

The National Motorists Association received some thoughtful comments from readers like you and thought we should share them.  If you missed reading Part 1, click HERE.  I’m glad one more place seems to have figured this out. Many other places have not. People get the idea that others who are using an open lane to a […]

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You: NMA E-Newsletter #499

The Zipper Merge—Coming to a Construction Zone near You: NMA E-Newsletter #499

From Montana Member Bob Morrow The most controversial, or more accurately the least understood, highway driving maneuver sanctioned by transportation experts is the zipper merge. It is a method of combining two streams of traffic into one when there is a lane restriction ahead, such as in a construction zone. Invariably some drivers think that […]

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