Originally Posted by Piobaire
No, yield =! stop. If you wish logic, or actually a little physics in this case, the problem came from exactly the thing I stated, slow moving mergers. If the person had been going your speed or faster, you would not have had to brake, now would you? The near collision was exactly from the idiot waddling out slowly into traffic vs. being at the same speed as the oncoming traffic, exactly my prior compliant. Further, one does not need to come to a dead stop to yield. If you were doing 75mph, the 30mph merger obviously should have had time for you to pass him safely, then merge.
Some on ramps are short and drivers do not have the space to accelerate up to traffic speed.
Therefore, the yield sign.
If the road is clear, then they should proceed without stopping.
If the road is not clear, then they should stop and then proceed when the road is clear.
Please read your state's driving manual.
Do you get mad when people stop at yield signs at roundabouts? Would you prefer them to accelerate into the side of the car going round at that point?