May 2, 2014
Interview with Tom Vanderbilt, author of the book Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)
Everyone has their own theories on driving, like what's the optimum highway speed. Well there are actually people who study this and the fact is…
As a system the highway works best at sixty miles per hour - it handles the most cars per hour as a system. For the individual, the individual would probably prefer to go seventy-five miles per hour but if the whole highway were going seventy-five it would actually be handling less traffic.