Tuesday, May 18, 2010

One driver can make a difference in reducing certain forms of traffic congestion says engineer and philosopher William Beaty

Several years ago Seattle engineer William Beaty began experimenting with driving slowly enough through stop and go freeway traffic to avoid having to stop.  He discovered his driving had an unexpected effect.  It stopped or reduced the severity of wave traffic jams.   As he continued his driving experiment he became convinced that individual drivers could make a difference.  As he learned more he transformed from a type A aggressive driver to a zen philosopher behind the wheel spreading the gift of reduced congestion to his fellow drivers.

Be sure to watch the video below and then learn more about the power of empty spaces in traffic to eliminate jams on his website TRAFFIC "EXPERIMENTS"AND A CURE FOR WAVES & JAMS.

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