19 May 2016

What Causes Traffic Jams?

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If you live near a large city, you have certainly experienced the frustration of driving in heavy traffic. You know the pattern – all cars slow down to a stop or crawl. Then after a long time, you are moving again. Then, you get passed the traffic jam, and you are driving at full speed again. What causes these silly traffic jams? Watch this video to find out.
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https://worldindustrialreporter.com/causes-traffic-jams/?adsrc_=promofun
Koushal Patel

Koushal Patel

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19 May 2016
Link not opening! Can you please check sir
19 May 2016
Koushal Patel
Link not opening! Can you please check sir
It opens normally for me from the post. Please see if copy paste works.
KenJackson

KenJackson

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22 May 2016
People have joked about traffic jams rolling the whole way around the Baltimore beltway (Maryland, USA). Maybe those jokes have some truth to them.

But this still doesn't explain the experience of I64 around Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Years ago I used to commute on it and occasionally, almost once per day, while traveling at full highway speed, I would suddenly see a sea of brakelights ahead of me as everybody slammed on their brakes at once.

After the panic stop, we would sit there for several seconds or a minute, grateful that we all got stopped without a wreck. Then everything started moving again and was quickly back at full highway speed. Why did we stop? I never figured it out. And I've never seen the phenomenon on a regular basis anywhere else.
22 May 2016
This happens to me at least once a year when I visit my daughter in Bethesda, MD on that beltway. Inexplicable.

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