The Counter-intuitiveness of Traffic

Ever wondered why traffic is so terrible? Aside from those of you in Toronto and Montreal, who know that decades of municipal incompetence have left us with subpar, crumbling infrastructure.

Anyway, what you may not realize is that slower traffic isn’t always the result of bottlenecks, but frequently the result of drivers inability to keep a consistent speed, which results in a slower average speed. Self-driving cars would solve this problem; traffic expert Tom Vanderbilt a more detailed explanation.

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