I was on my way home from unlocking a friends doors (she had locked her keys in her car) when suddenly I see brake lights ahead. I hit my hazards and go into a glide figuring that it would only be a few hundred feet. Boy, was I wrong. Bumper to bumper for about 2 miles. Or at least it would have been had it not been for numerous people either on their own or taking cues from me. (I vote on the latter.) The first half mile or so was pure grid lock. After traffic started moving again I leave my usual huge buffer. I don't see anyone passing me on the left. There was a semi doing something similar. I thought to myself, "Cool, saving those people some gas too." Knowing that the lane I was in was closed in a little over a mile I took the opportunity to get in the left lane. Keeping my buffer there. I look back to the right lane and aside from the one guy on my bumper no one passed me again. I look to see a white pick-up about 200 feet back. Meaning that there was close to 1/4 mile buffer in front of him. I was also able to see behind him and the guy behind him left about another 200 feet. The pick-up then moves behind the semi I was in front of. The car behind the pick-up keeps the buffer. I look ahead when going around a curve and I see buffer after buffer ahead of me too. Aside from one guy from Ohio with low profile tires that passed on the shoulder everyone drove like a sane person. Which brings me to the second part of this topic. I am highjacking my own thread to get opinions on the new quote in my sig. I came up with it a few days ago. I don't remember what I was doing or where though. "Forget driving like a normal person, I would much rather drive like a sane person."