Merge lane onto highway outside City of Duncan much too short

I wonder how many drivers have had close encounters of the scary kind when trying to merge with southbound traffic on Highway 1?

I wonder how many drivers have had close encounters of the scary kind when trying to merge with southbound traffic on Highway 1 adjacent to Peter Baljet GMC dealership?

In my opinion the merging lane is way too short, especially when trying to merge, for example, with a loaded 18-wheeler coming down the hill at 90 clicks.

I also understand that under a new law it will be an offence to stop before entering the merging lane.

 

Bill Brodie

Duncan

Cowichan Valley Citizen