Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Have you ever crept along in traffic expecting to come upon a horrible wreck only to discover no such accident ever took place? And then you wonder why the hell traffic is so slow and backed up for no apparent reason. There's a scientific explanation for it which can be studied in the dynamics of compression in closed systems.

This awesome link takes you to a detailed description of how aggressive driving is to blame for much of today's stop-and-go freeway traffic. It also explains how we can combat the rhythmic and frustrating compression of stop-and-go traffic flow by simply slowing down. Check it out - great stuff!