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09 October 2001 @ 12:03 am
Wow!  
I left work at 7:45 so traffic was fairly light, and i got home in _30 minutes!_

The only problem with this is that there have been days where i have left work at 7 or 7:15 and gotten home at 8:15. Were those days just worse than usual traffic? Or was today better than usual traffic?

Or if i had looked behind me on those days would i have seen that i was on the very end of the traffic jam and the freeway was wide open behind me? =)

Sometimes it feels like that. I've wondered if i should keep track of departure and arrival times, and make a little chart. It would probably show that for every two minutes later i leave, i arrive one minute later, or something along those lines =)

I've never really understood how traffic works anyway.
 
 
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Leora: fishleora on October 9th, 2001 01:06 pm (UTC)
There are three rules to Traffimathica:

First, if you hadn't been out on the road today then all the lanes would have had a roughly equal distribution of cars, so whichever lane you're in has one more car and thus will be the slowest lane.

Two, if you switch lanes the lane you entered now has more cars and the lane you left now has fewer. So the lane you enter will slow down and the lane you left will speed up.

Third, if you switch back, you will mess up both lanes and just cause a traffic jam.