Meiert’s Law of Traffic Congestion
Post from November 22, 2007 (↻ July 27, 2016), reflecting Jens the Human or Citizen.
Meiert’s Law states that on motorways with a ban on passing on either side, driving on a passing lane while there is more than 4.167 times of speed (v in km/h) in meters room on the adjacent outer lane where ahead traffic participants drive at least v – 33.3% means traffic holdup and congestion.
In other words: If you don’t live in a country where passing is allowed on all sides, only use the passing lane when you’re really passing.
(Purely coincidentally and just for your convenience, too. Drive safe.)
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Jens Oliver Meiert is a philosopher and developer (Google, W3C, O’Reilly). He experiments with arts and adventure. Here on meiert.com he shares and generalizes and exaggerates some of his thoughts and experiences.