Edward50095 wrote:"Most bad traffic is just that: bad traffic. Some moron was driving 40 MPH in the passing lane an hour ago, and thanks to breaking laminar flow he or she has caused a full traffic stoppage."
Let me guess: You pretty much stay in the left lane don't you? It's a passing lane, not "laminar flow".
The left lane is for passing; move back to the right when you're done. Thanks in advance.
I stay in the far right lane except to pass and am only half joking when I propose snipers to rid the world of left lane hogs. Similar to that Futurama
line, "Any button! They all retaliate!" all lanes (except the right lane) are passing lanes.
My point about laminar flow was aimed exactly at the problem where people don't use the left (and middle) lanes correctly. People using the left lane correctly (trying to pass) stack up behind, and suddenly there's mixed speed traffic in all lanes. This is turbulence, or a break in laminar flow. But there are few people in the US who do this correctly, so I can understand that you would jump to the opposite conclusion based on my initial comment. Sorry to be unclear.