Anarcho-Roads: Traffic Lights vs No Traffic Lights (Amazing Video)Submitted by dwalters on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 13:02
This comes from Karen De Coster at lewrockwell.com -
This is an interesting video of an intersection (a) in Auckland during a power outage with no traffic lights and (b) the next day, after the traffic lights were restored. Note the smooth flow of traffic during a power outage and the resulting spontaneous order, as compared to the traffic backups with the lights working. No doubt that the government knows how to muck up and/or bring traffic to a halt.
This caught my eye because I experience this often going to/from work. I take one surface road from my home to downtown, and things being the way they are in Detroit, when storms knock out traffic lights, it is typically at least one week before they get fixed. In the spontaneous order that results, I blaze through the lights much quicker, and my commuting time is always shortened.
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