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Old 01-25-2010, 03:06 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
This doesn't always work, as there are jerks who keep aggresively accelerating and braking, instead of driving smoothly, even though they have no chance of passing.

Maybe ecodrivers should have flashing lights and a sign in the back saying:

Traffic wave cancellation lead car.
Follow at safe distance. Do not pass.
Dziekuje, Piwo! I got a good laugh out of that one.

Unfortunately, I don't think that would work in the Chicago rush hour traffic (or any hour, for that matter.) I've tried that style of driving myself, and I've noticed that the most cars subscribe to the "nature abhors a vacuum" (traffic jams abhor more than one car length?) concept. If there is an opening in any lane, it will immediately be filled with another car.

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