Georgia Tech study blames aggressive and timid drivers for city traffic congestion

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Georgia Tech researchers in the College of Civil and Environmental Engineering found that drivers who travel too fast or two slow cause ripples in the flow of traffic by forcing other drivers to break. Timid drivers leave large gaps in traffic, and aggressive drivers travel too close to the cars in front of them. Cities everywhere have unique traffic issues, but this is one of the common issues among them. Many scientists around the world are currently studying how to end congestion on city streets. Possible solutions include vehicle-to-vehicle communication, the creation of user crowdsourcing traffic apps, and even driverless cars.

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School of City & Regional Planning

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aggressive drivers, CEE, study, timid drivers, traffic, traffic jam
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  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jun 11, 2014 - 11:40am
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 10:27pm