You Don't Obey Yield Signs

"To yield is to concede under some degree of pressure." When entering a highway there is a red sign on the right that says Yield. It does not say Merge. To concede means that the other vehicle has the right-of-way; not you. It does not mean Merge. Merge is to integrate safely within the traffic flow. Many drivers attempt to merge instead of Yield. You DO NOT have the same status as the vehicles already on the highway. Let us assume that you enter the highway without regard to traffic as many drivers do and there is a 18-wheeler traveling at 75mph. Even though you merged just in front of him, I believe that you might feel "under some degree of pressure." And probably get killed.

When the traffic is light many drivers, already on the highway, upon seeing a vehicle trying to enter the highway will move to the left lane allowing that car to enter more easily. This is done out of courtesy - not because you have the right-of-way. In heavier traffic he may not be able to move to the left lane. Even in light traffic he may not want to leave the travel lane, which is his right, and therefore his right-of-way. You must then come to a full stop and wait until you can safely enter the highway. (Topic suggested by Brian T.)

You Don't Accept Your Responsibility as a Passenger

As I stated in an earlier Post it's usually the passenger(s) that receive the most injuries in an accident and you are the one responsible for your own safety. What if your children are also in the car? Isn't it your responsibility for their safety also? As soon as you feel apprehensive about the driver's driving - SPEAK UP! It is your right not to let stupid put you in danger. Better that the driver be angry at you now then you being angry at him from the hospital or worse, from the morgue identifying one of your children.