Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Car-to-car distance at least twice the longest vehicle on the road.
The triggers of these thoughts
- Motorway traffic swarms.
There is only the need to adhere to, to one and simple rule by motorists, in rush hour traffic in motorways.
Give space of at least two to three cars in front of you, or even, having in mind to accommodate the bigger users of the motorways, the lorry drivers, make sure the space between your car and the one in front of you, is long enough to accommodate the longest vehicle on the road.
Which means that oncoming cars, especially where motorways merge, would manage to integrate into the lanes without breaking speed, without the need for any drivers that seek access to an adjacent lane with thicker traffic flow, to stop in the middle of their lane and cause untold congestion behind them. That ensures that the flow of the motorway goes uninterrupted, changing lanes effortless.
Bullying in the motorways by aggressive drivers that pass their childish behaviour from the playground into the motorways, where the bragging that leads to bully other individuals still survives in their adult life, expressed without any concern for other individuals, in their mode of driving as as they are in, in the motorway they stick right behind the car in front demanding passage at all cost.
But that is not the only reason motorways get clogged up, stacked cars one after the other, trapped into single lanes, cages that hold the flow of the traffic. This tendency can be construed as a result of the same bullying attitudes from a different perspective as by clinging tight with the car in front access is restricted, other cars can get in, attitude of the sort 'what you are more clever than me?'.
Even the attitude of the drivers who want to get into a lane where motorways merge, holding up the traffic flow in the lane, piling up the traffic behind them, content in the thought that they are following up the rules, in total ignorance of what is going on behind them, they think it is appropriate to stop their car in the middle of busy lane, 'begging' from the drivers in the lane he wants access to, creating hazardous situations behind him, in the lane he occupies.
All these would not have happened if all drivers in the motorway would leave ample space for lane changing between them.
This whole attitude muddles the whole issue of the traffic flow in the motorways as the effortless change of lanes is impeded.
Each driver in tune with the other motorway users collaborating instead of competing for the stretch of the road in front of them.
Car-to-car distance at least twice the longest vehicle on the road. A simple rule that will change the face of motorways in rush hours.