Seems daft to me

Katie Chapman at the Dom Post reports:

Impatient drivers won’t be able to zoom past traffic queues by using passing lanes these Christmas holidays.

The New Zealand Transport Agency is preparing to close some passing lanes in the Wellington region to keep traffic moving as much as possible.

Getting rid of extra lanes to speed up traffic seems daft to me.

But it seems the reason is we are so crap at merging traffic back together, which probably is true.