I've seen it in the States before, but this was the first time I had seen it in Canada.
A lane on the 401 was being shut down for construction.
Usually, this results in some jerk (or lots of them) making a free-for-all dive to gain one or two lousy car lengths over their fellow drivers - running down the last millimetre of the closed lane, squeezing in at the very last second, their schedules obviously being so much more important than everyone else's.
So two truckers took it upon themselves to bring some order to the chaos.
One runs in the lane that will continue. The other stays in the lane to be closed, his front bumper aligned with the other truck's rear bumper.
When they get to the actual lane closure, the one truck tucks in behind the other, and everyone else follows, merging in a civilized fashion.
Just like everyone typically does in Gemany without this trucker-imposed discipline.
Would be interesting to know if better driver behaviour is observed further down the road.
Maybe it's akin to the "No Broken Windows" approach of New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliano, which has been given at least some credit for improving that city's livability. Stop the minor petty misbehaviours, and the larger ones are reduced too.
So, kudos to these knights of the road for helping make our roads a nicer place to be.
A bit of a shame though that we need them to make us behave better.