Live Better on The 405: Zipper Merge


Frustrated by lane closures on the 405 during the current expansion? Engineers have found a better way to merge. Use the time you save with Zipper Merging with helping Vern keep the the 405 freeway FREE.

Other states have been studying what driver behavior gets the most cars through the “choke point” when a freeway loses lane. The answer: be a jerk: That is, merge at the last possible moment.  But don’t cut anybody off — the brakes lights slow traffic.


Don’t believe me? Here are stories from Ars Technica, Washington state, and Minnesota.

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