Answer: Listen to a good book on tape. 

Have you ever been in the car going somewhere, and stuck in a traffic jam?  I’m sure you have.  I have.  Los Angeles, CA is one of the most congested cities in the U.S., along with New York City and Washington DC. 

The book, “Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do” explores, in-depth, the psychology of traffic.  It discusses why we drive the way we do, and all about traffic patterns.  It is available all over the place (Amazon, Barnes & Noble…).  It’s written by Tom Vanderbilt, an editor for The Economist.  It’s an extremely fascinating book that I highly recommend.

5 thoughts on “What To Do When You’re Stuck in Traffic

  1. I was hoping for some good insights about why I drive faster than I should! Or why my mother drives with two feet, one on the gas and one on the brake! Sounds like I need to read the book. Thanks Candler,

    1. Cynthia,

      The reason that you speed is you’re over-scheduled! My mom would say that people have poor motor-planning skills (that doesn’t apply to YOU!).

    2. Also, I can’t help your mom with driving with two feet… But she can get a manual transmission put in her car. Then, she’ll need 3 feet!

  2. That book sounds like a good read. Think we could probably find out a lot about our personalities by reading it. Just like Cynthia’s mother, my dad drove with both feet. Wonder what that says about him! Hum? Hope it’s not genetic!!!!

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