Tell me .... what is too late? A mile before the lane end? 1/2 a mile, 100 yards?
or is it just 'anywhere in front of me?'
And that Avel is why we get road rage.
The law says use ALL the available road space up to the merge point and then MERGE IN TURN.
Not letting someone in is simply small minded and if I meet you in my large pickup you are likely to get a dented wing.
The OP's video is entertaining and probably provides a bit of tension relief in LA's crushing traffic but really are we all so bloody minded that 1 car length is going to spoil our day? I find a bit of courtesy goes a hell of a long way and Karma is a bitch!
The person you 'won't let in' could be having the worst day of their life, a call from home about someone in distress or worse; a mental breakdown, lost their job or simply someone unfamiliar with that particular piece of road and through simple bloody mindedness you are going to create an altercation. Shame on you.
I see you think that I do not allow anyone in front? Wrong!
I do follow the merge in turn process.
The person that is being merged into may also be having the worst day of their life.
Charging down the outside lane and bullying your way into the merge lane at the last moment (especially if you are in a larger vehicle) is arrogant and symptomatic of bullying.
Your points 3 & 4 imply the same. "Not my vehicle, so I don't care."
You are making the lane change, it is up to you not to interrupt the flow of traffic.
You are moving. Colliding with a stationary vehicle puts the onus on you.
The "I didn't see" comes back to you (failed to observe aka due care and attention).
That is the most hated statement for bikers world over.
It can also be proven either way by the cameras these days (and mobile phones if a serious incident).
Courtesy costs nothing.
Karma is a bitch and is due us all.
If you need to change lane, first use your mirrors and if necessary take a quick sideways glance to make sure you will not force another road user to change course or speed
. When it is safe to do so, signal to indicate your intentions to other road users and when clear, move over.
You should follow the signs and road markings and get into the lane as directed. In congested road conditions do not change lanes unnecessarily. Merging in turn is recommended but only if safe and appropriate
when vehicles are travelling at a very low speed, e.g. when approaching road works or a road traffic incident. It is not recommended at high speed.
When the ‘Road Works Ahead’ sign is displayed, you will need to be more watchful and look for additional signs providing more specific instructions. Observe all signs - they are there for your safety and the safety of road workers.
You MUST NOT exceed any temporary maximum speed limit.
Use your mirrors and get into the correct lane for your vehicle in good time and as signs direct.
Do not switch lanes to overtake queuing traffic.
Take extra care near cyclists and motorcyclists as they are vulnerable to skidding on grit, mud or other debris at road works.
Where lanes are restricted due to road works, merge in turn (see Rule 134).
Do not drive through an area marked off by traffic cones.
Watch out for traffic entering or leaving the works area, but do not be distracted by what is going on there. Concentrate on the road ahead, not the road works.
Bear in mind that the road ahead may be obstructed by the works or by slow moving or stationary traffic.
Keep a safe distance - there could be queues in front.