Why Traffic Stops Suddenly on Freeways

So you are driving a long the freeway or interstate going about 65 mph when all of  sudden everyone in front of you slams on breaks. This leads to a lot of cars swerving off the road to miss slamming in the back of another car and then suddenly after every one catches their breath traffic picks right back up again. Do you ever find yourself in this situation?
Well this infographic show just how one little thing can cause such a major stop in traffic. It really is just a domino affect that flows back through miles of traffic. This infographic has a great image to help show how this strange phenomenon happens.

Have you ever been in an accident because of this type of sudden stop on the freeway?



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