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Old 08-05-2013, 10:26 PM   #1
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Understanding HWY Traffic

I wanna know how does hwy traffic form?? I know that there's more cars out on the road during traffic hour but it's a hwy there aren't any red lights or stop signs! Why can't everyone travel at the same speed? Maybe not 65 but at least 40?? How does it get so bad that it's stop & go traffic?? My theory is that all the idiots drivers come out during traffic hour & f*ck sh*t up! Like people that wait till the last minute to get to there exit & have to slow down to change lanes & people that travel at slower speeds than the rest of them! I guess my big question is..WOULD THERE BE STOP & GO TRAFFIC IF WE DIDN'T HAVE SO MANY IDIOT DRIVERS??
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I wonder the same thing every day my friend, why does more cars have to mean go slower, maybe people are scared idk. Where I live it seems to be a combo of idiots who dont know how to merge and slow people in every lane causing the 'moving roadblock' and dont leave the left lane open for faster traffic
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I wonder the same thing every day my friend, why does more cars have to mean go slower, maybe people are scared idk. Where I live it seems to be a combo of idiots who dont know how to merge and slow people in every lane causing the 'moving roadblock' and dont leave the left lane open for faster traffic
I ask my self that every day man!! I really really think it's all due to those idiots that don't know how to merge or wait till the very last minute to do so. It's mind boggling!
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Wow that's an awesome video!!!!! Thanks. So it looks like my theory is pretty much spot on!!
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Wow that's pretty like eye opening..
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yep...all it takes is one person to brake to force the line back to follow suit...which eventually puts people at a standstill momentarily lol. since i saw this vid last year i no longer wonder why traffic is speeding up then halting
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yep...all it takes is one person to brake to force the line back to follow suit...which eventually puts people at a standstill momentarily lol. since i saw this vid last year i no longer wonder why traffic is speeding up then halting
Yea I would always question it..I knew there had to be more to it. I would always tell people it's not just because there's more cars but it's more to so with the people driving the cars but everyone would write me off & say I'm crazy! Lmao. Who's crazy now!? *evil laugh*
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Lots more info here including the math behind it - traffic flow theory is a pretty interesting topic

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Explains why it's so ridiculous here in SoCal. We've got variety of drivers, cars and fwys/hwys for sure.
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Explains why it's so ridiculous here in SoCal. We've got variety of drivers, cars and fwys/hwys for sure.
Yup!! That beautiful 405 huh?? Lmao.
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Well I live over in utah but ive driven in SoCal a few times...Man I'm scared for my life down there lol
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Well I live over in utah but ive driven in SoCal a few times...Man I'm scared for my life down there lol
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Yeah 405, 10, 101, 110, 605, 60... Then theres carmageddon with major construction shutdowns. Craziness, but not all of them. Yesterday, took streets up rolling hills of Palos Verdes off of 405 from Hawthorne. It was beautiful.
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Yeah 405, 10, 101, 110, 605, 60... Then theres carmageddon with major construction shutdowns. Craziness, but not all of them. Yesterday, took streets up rolling hills of Palos Verdes off of 405 from Hawthorne. It was beautiful.
Yea I hate all the construction shut downs seems like there's one everywhere! That's a sick pic!!
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Lol. Haven't you heard of the seasons? Spring, construction, construction and winter?
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No matter where you live, there will always be traffic jams...until the video posted above, I always guessed:

1. idiots that don't know their left foot from their right.
2. Grandma and / or Grandpa got the day confused with Sunday.
3. Drivers training is too relaxed.
4. idiots are driving on the road.
5. Some one thought it was okay to drive because they got there licenses from a cracker jack box.
6. My right foot is made of lead therefor I drive faster than everyone.
7. just idiot people that don't understand the speeds / laws of the road.
8. there is someone at the front of this traffic jam going 10mph pissing people off and laughing about it.
9. Sun is blinding them.
10. Seriously some people are just idiots and don't care about anyone else on the road but themselves therefor do what they want without any consideration for others.
11. Construction
12. People are scared!

Heck I could go on... Cool video, thanks for posting.
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No matter where you live, there will always be traffic jams...until the video posted above, I always guessed:

1. idiots that don't know their left foot from their right.
2. Grandma and / or Grandpa got the day confused with Sunday.
3. Drivers training is too relaxed.
4. idiots are driving on the road.
5. Some one thought it was okay to drive because they got there licenses from a cracker jack box.
6. My right foot is made of lead therefor I drive faster than everyone.
7. just idiot people that don't understand the speeds / laws of the road.
8. there is someone at the front of this traffic jam going 10mph pissing people off and laughing about it.
9. Sun is blinding them.
10. Seriously some people are just idiots and don't care about anyone else on the road but themselves therefor do what they want without any consideration for others.
11. Construction
12. People are scared!

Heck I could go on... Cool video, thanks for posting.
No jams here
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No jams here
That's pretty sweet!!!
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