Today’s topic by one of our readers starts with this question open, and we do the same:Defensive drivers are the caused of traffic jams ?
Thanks to Nurul Nur Maria for today’s topic to be discussed.Let’s discuss together here.
According to a new study conducted by researchers from Georgia Tech and the University of Lyon, in France, there would rarely be traffic if all drivers behaved the same way. Aggressive drivers, who don’t give the car in front of them enough space, and timid drivers, who need a big gap between themselves and the cars surrounding them, gum up the works for everybody else.
The researchers concluded that, on the whole, timid drivers are more of a burden than aggressive ones. And these traffic jams aren’t merely frustrating for motorists, they also lead to increased fuel consumption, more emissions and more accidents.
It kind of makes you want to take the train. Well, it would if, you know, there weren’t any other people on it.
Aggressive and timid driving behavior is what leads to stop-and-go traffic.
To understand more about the defensive driving let’s read some information from the wikipedia.
>>Defensive driving defines as “driving to save lives, time, and money, in spite of the conditions around you and the actions of others.” This definition is taken from the National Safety Council’s Defensive Driving Course. It is a form of training for motor vehicle drivers that goes beyond mastery of the rules of the road and the basic mechanics of driving. Its aim is to reduce the risk of driving by anticipating dangerous situations, despite adverse conditions or the mistakes of others. This can be achieved through adherence to a variety of general rules, as well as the practice of specific driving techniques.