Seems like this was discussed before.
In some places, they have instituted “zipper merge”, but in everyplace I’ve lived, you’re supposed to plan ahead and merge earlier. But instead there are a ton of bozos who wait until the last minute, or worse, whip out to the right, zip ahead, and cut someone off while they squeeze in where they don’t belong, inconveniencing person they cut off who has to hit the brakes and maybe even stop, which just makes the backup worse for eveyone else down the line. (“Just gotta get ahead of three more cars!”)
To me, the exception is when you’re crawling along, and some jackass is apparently incapable of keeping pace and has had enough room for three cars and a dump truck in front of them for the last friggin mile. Yeah, I’m going to try to get ahead of that dipshit if at all possible. Especially in 2+ lanes going the same way and a stream of cars from the next lane are moving in front of Mr. or Ms. Inattentive. Extra bonus when they’re reading War and Peace on their phone. Perfect time to make use of those extra pennies in the console… toss a couple out the window and let them ping off the car and bring them back to reality.
Sorry, I just got back from a client’s office and it took me twice as long as it should have because of traffic.