NEW STUDY SEZ: THE RESULTING STRESS FROM AGGRESSIVE HIGHWAY DRIVING DURING TRAFFIC SHOWN TO HAVE DETRIMENTAL AFFECT ON LONG TERM MENTAL HEALTH.
Holy crap! Turns out the increasing accumulation of all the everyday irritations like: standing in a long line, waiting in traffic or watching CNN during a time of national emergency can build up over time and ultimately cause minor to serious mental problems as we get older, according to scientists from the University of California-Irvine (April 2013).
So — being stuck in traffic is bad for your health.
IF YOU WANT TO SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE YOUR TRAFFIC RELATED STRESS AND DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE YOUR ODDS OF AVOIDING ACCIDENTS & GETTING THEIR ALIVE… THIS VS THAT WILL REVEAL THE ANSWER.
Drivers who are stuck in traffic typically employ one of two driving strategies:
a. Stay in your lane… creep along… lamenting you’ll never reach your destination.
b. Weave in and out, take advantage of every opening… while simultaneously stressing about near misses & cursing the “fucking idiots” who don’t know how to drive.
On This vs That, we designed an unprecedented 15 mile experiment along the absolute worst commute in the US to determine once and for all, the fastest way to get through highway traffic.
Using three limos & 17 cameras we commuted 15 miles through the busiest interchange in America — where the 405 meets the 101 in LA — during morning rush hour (and we did it 5 different times). We mounted cameras on the roofs of the cars, on “chase” cars, inside the cars, on the overpasses & on building roof tops so you won’t miss a single vital detail.
THREE CARS BEGAN SIMULTANEOUSLY
• Car #1 picked a lane on the highway and stayed in it for 15 miles.
• Car #2 drove aggressively… taking advantage of every opening trying to get to the destination quickest.
• Car #3 took surface streets.
• Car #2 changed lanes more than a dozen times over the 15 miles. Did that help it get to the finish line first?
• Is the lane next to you really going faster? Why does it look like cars keep passing me?
• Are the surface streets really faster?
• You know when you’re going 70mph and then suddenly you slam on the brakes slowing down to like 20mph… and then you get to where you thought their was some kind of incident, and there’s nothing there? And you can’t figure out why there was that slow down? Yeah. We’ll explain that. And show you exactly what happens.
• Plus. Lot’s more, including NY TImes Best Selling author, Tom Vanderbilt (Traffic).
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