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Kansas trooper’s highway merging plea goes viral

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  • Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Ben Gardner posted the video on Facebook
  • His blunt message lecturing people on how to properly merge has gone viral
  • Gardner's plea was targeted towards drivers who merge onto busy interstate highways at slower than normal speeds
  • He added that he wasn't trying to advocate speeding, but urged drivers to at least be doing the speed limit when merging

By Emily Crane For Dailymail.com

Published: 06:02 GMT, 7 February 2018 | Updated: 06:02 GMT, 7 February 2018

A Kansas trooper's hilarious plea to driver's who merge onto busy interstate highways at slower than normal speeds has gone viral.

Ben Gardner of the Kansas Highway Patrol posted a video on Facebook on Saturday with a blunt message lecturing people on how to properly drive onto a highway.

'It's called an acceleration lane people,' he said.

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Ben Gardner of the Kansas Highway Patrol posted a video on Facebook on Saturday with a blunt message lecturing people on how to properly drive onto a highway

Ben Gardner of the Kansas Highway Patrol posted a video on Facebook on Saturday with a blunt message lecturing people on how to properly drive onto a highway

'When you get into the interstate, you've got to accelerate to be at the same speed that people are traveling on the interstate.'

He added that he wasn't trying to advocate speeding, but urged drivers to at least be doing the speed limit when merging.

'I need you to be going the speed limit as you merge into traffic because it totally jacks everybody up that's in the lanes traveling down the road,' Gardner said.

The footage of his highway merge warning quickly went viral and has racked up more than two million views on Facebook.

Even Gardner, who has his own Twitter page Trooper Ben with 30,000 followers, was shocked by the video's responseEven Gardner, who has his own Twitter page Trooper Ben with 30,000 followers, was shocked by the video's response

Even Gardner, who has his own Twitter page Trooper Ben with 30,000 followers, was shocked by the video's response

He posted the video on Saturday and it has already been viewed more than 3 million timesHe posted the video on Saturday and it has already been viewed more than 3 million times

He posted the video on Saturday and it has already been viewed more than 3 million times

He has been soaking up his viral fame responding to people's tweets, including this woman who asked for his autographHe has been soaking up his viral fame responding to people's tweets, including this woman who asked for his autograph

He has been soaking up his viral fame responding to people's tweets, including this woman who asked for his autograph

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet  told him: 'Wow don’t forget about us little people when you become the next T Swift.'Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet  told him: 'Wow don’t forget about us little people when you become the next T Swift.'

Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet told him: 'Wow don’t forget about us little people when you become the next T Swift.'

Even Gardner, who has his own Twitter page Trooper Ben with 30,000 followers, was shocked by the video's response.

'I still cant believe the video I posted on FB has gone viral! Over a 2 million views,' he tweeted with a shocked emoji face.

He has been soaking up his viral fame responding to people's tweets, including Modern Family star Eric Stonestreet who told him: 'Wow don’t forget about us little people when you become the next T Swift.'

Another person asked for his autograph and Gardner fired back: 'Those getting tickets from me get my autograph. #SavageTweet.'

He added that he wasn't trying to advocate speeding, but urged drivers to at least be doing the speed limit when merging onto interstate highways. The I70 in Kansas is pictured aboveHe added that he wasn't trying to advocate speeding, but urged drivers to at least be doing the speed limit when merging onto interstate highways. The I70 in Kansas is pictured above

He added that he wasn't trying to advocate speeding, but urged drivers to at least be doing the speed limit when merging onto interstate highways. The I70 in Kansas is pictured above

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