Have you ever been caught in a "phantom traffic jam," where cars have slowed down and even stopped for no reason at all? These are a real phenomenon, and they can be hotspots for accidents. In Nautilus, Benjamin Seibold reports on some possible reasons for these mysterious events.
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BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF TURNS.
I commute at 5:30 every morning. For some reason, there is a stretch of highway that turns, and EVERYONE SLOWS DOWN.
The view isn't obscured. Lanes don't merge or end. It's insane.