If you live in any major city, traffic jams are an everyday part of life. Being stuck in one is frustrating, annoying, pissing off, kills the mood, and worse still are those fuckers who cut lines, tailgate, use the emergency lane when there’s no emergency at all, beat traffic lights, and everything there is to do just to piss others off. Well, I just came across a report that suggests we actually need these social traffic misfits.
A new traffic study by physicists at Sweden’s Umea University found that obeying traffic rules and getting into lines actually contribute to bottlenecks. Apparently, mixing in some maverick driving, cutting ques, creating lanes that never existed, and whatever, actually eases traffic backlog as such “inconsiderate” drivers actually help to keep the traffic flowing smoothly. But before you go out and indulge in such habits take a while to think.
Tailgating, a behaviour apparent in many impatient motorists, creates rolling platoons of cars without enough flowing distance to effectively brake if need be. In other words, while it could occasionally be beneficial to bend the law, following too closely creates potential pile-ups like the recent 250+ car pile up on the Autobahn. Using the emergency lane could deprive an emergency response vehicle from getting to a person in danger quicker, someone could loose their life thanks to such self-centredness.
So don’t go creating your own rules on the road because the law of the universe states that for ever action taken, there’s definately a reaction. Driving dangerously on the road will not only put you in danger but it could put the life of that 9-year old kid in the other car in danger as well. So think !!