I took this photograph, (left and below), at the junction between the M50 and M1 outside Dublin, Ireland, traveling South bound. As you can see the traffic has to merge from two lanes to one lane before joining the M1 motorway. But my question is, why does the slower inside lane traffic have to move into the overtaking lane?
I would have thought that as the outside lane is reserved for overtaking, and therefore used by faster traffic, this lane should merge with the inside lane. It seems dangerous that heavy trucks in the inside lane should have to move over rather than the faster more agile traffic in the outside lane. In my experience, in other countries the outside (overtaking) lane traffic has to move to the inside when merging, which seems safer and more sensible.