Stuck on long commutes, engineer William Beaty did some elegant analysis of driver behavior and its consequences. He figured out how even one driver can sometimes unjam traffic jams.
I have tried Beaty’s methods myself on a few stretches of San Francisco Bay Area freeway where traffic tends to jam up. And while I can’t unjam a big jam, there have been times when I’ve been able to unjam small jams, or at least make a jam smaller or get it to move faster.
A lot of NLP is about changing your own behavior in order to change other people’s behavior and help them get better outcomes. So I like to think of Beaty’s driving technique as NLP for traffic.
To understand more about how you can unjam traffic, and see diagrams, visit Beaty’s website TrafficWaves.org