Our traffic problems are getting worse
Dave Barry - MIAMIHERALD
It's a reprint from 2004, but still relevant today. --Ed.
Our traffic problems are getting worse, according to a recent study by the Institute of Discovering Things That Make You Go "Duh."
How bad is our traffic mess? Consider these alarming facts:
FACT: Commuting by automobile now takes so long that many workers have no time to do any actual work. When they reach their place of employment, they grab a cup of coffee, spend a few minutes discussing the previous night's episode of The Apprentice with their co-workers, and immediately start the long commute home, unaware that their jobs were outsourced to Asia months ago.
FACT: In the past year alone, commuters whose car radios were tuned to "classic rock" spent an average of 347 hours - more than two weeks - just listening to the song Takin' Care of Business, by Bachman Turner Overdrive. The statistics are even more chilling for Black Magic Woman.
FACT: Gridlock is so bad that as many as 15 percent of women drivers now pass the time by picking their noses. (The figure for men remains steady at 100 percent.)... [Read More]