What is phantom traffic and why is it ruining your life?

Title:
What is phantom traffic and why is it ruining your life?
Speaker:
Benjamin Seibold
Description:

You're cruising down the highway when all of a sudden endless rows of brake lights appear ahead. There's no accident, no stoplight, no change in speed limit, or narrowing of the road. So why is there so much traffic? It's due to a phenomenon called a phantom traffic jam. Benjamin Seibold explains why it happens and how we might prevent it in the future. [Directed by Cris Wiegandt, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by André Aires, AIM Creative Studios].

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TED-Ed
Duration:
04:31