I just had THE BEST weekend on earth. The Reno balloon festival was on Saturday and we spent the rest of the weekend playing in The Mountains. But before I get to the good stuff, I have a question for everyone.
What's the deal with traffic? I mean, were does this stuff come from??
I'm only asking because it's only supposed to take few hours to get to The Mountains, but we were stuck in the car for almost FIVE. That's like twice as long as it should. From what I can tell, there's nothing good about traffic. Humans don't seem to like it and it's definitely not fun for dogs. Unless you count being able to ride in the backseat instead of the "dog pod" as fun - but that only happens if the traffic happens when it's hot outside.
I asked my human about the traffic, but all she said was 'traffic just happens'. She said sometimes there's an accident, sometimes there's construction, but I didn't see either on the way to The Mountains. So I asked my friend Google (who knows a lot more than my human) and Google says "traffic happens" for a few reasons:
Bottlenecks ............. 50% of total congestion
Traffic incidents ....... 25% of total congestion
Work zones ............. 15% of total congestion
Bad weather ............ 10% of total congestion
Poor signal timing ...... 5% of total congestion
BUT, Google says there might be another explanation: you. Well, not YOU, you -- but you humans in general. They call it 'human error', and it means if just one driver suddenly slows down, it can mess everything up for everyone.
So please drive good and safe and don't make any human errors. I'll be back tomorrow with the good stuff.