Apparently there is a new way to change lanes while in traffic. Have you heard about it? I guess it's a new and improved way and the MVD* hasn't sent out notices yet so I will enlighten you. Ok, here's how it goes. You are driving in commute traffic, aka-rush hour, on the freeway, going 65+ miles an hour. You need to change lanes? First, you slam on your brakes, ON.THE.FREEWAY. then you throw on your blinker, which is very optional in this state, and then you look, preferably in the direction that you are aiming to move to, but of course, this is also highly optional, then while you still have your foot on the brake, you careen over into the next lane. I have not only seen this once, I see this just about every day, to and from work. I felt it was my civic duty to inform everyone of the new technique that really seems to be catching on! I think it's time I looked into this bus system our mayor keeps talking about.
So, to review, while going really fast, with lots of cars all around you, slam on your brakes, flip the blinker, careen into the next lane. Got it?
I'm going to practice on my way to church tonight...
*I grew up in CA where it's D.M.V. Why do so many things have to be backwards here?