Disclosure: I am a recreational rider, I don't really commute on the bike. Yes I'm one of those pansy cagers who only rides after work or on weekends. The reason is that I can't carry all my gear on the bike that I need for work. I know an asian could carry all my shit on a 100cc scooter based on direct observation in Ho Chi Minh city, but I'm an unco so I don't. I work at client sites so my route to work changes a lot but if it's anywhere south or east then the first part of my commute is the same. There is a spaghetti junction on this route. For those googlers, the link is here. It's a fun intersection, with 5 roads and a train line on an arterial road but it works pretty well. I head through it southbound at around 615 each morning, depending on where I'm working. Now take a look at this image (JPG, 190ki The blue line marks my route through the intersection in my car, top to bottom (north to south) Now what often happens is that a car will try to follow the red line. While lined up at the top traffic lights (topmost short red line) you could argue that the driver does not know that their lane is about to become right-turn-only at the next set of lights but I see the same cars do this on different days so unless they have the memory of a goldfish they know what they're doing. The red-line-cars usually pull up in the right-most-lane and at the green light try to outpace the blue-line-cars off the lights and then pull in front of them. I'm of British heritage so I'm a natural queuer, it's in my genetic makeup and hate people cutting in line, so I'd usually also go flat out off the lights and make sure they can't pull in front of me. This doesn't always work as my car has a diesel engine and is not exactly sporty. Since I started riding a year or so ago, it struck me that all these cars are doing is the same as bikes filtering to the front. I support the campaign for bikes filtering and so realised that I am being hypocritical in trying to stop these cars from getting in front. As long as they pull off the line quickly and safely merge (despite merging across a solid white line) there should be no problem. Discuss, using innuendo, profanity and personal insults where appropriate. Bonus points for personally insulting innuendo.