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  1. Traffic congestion

    Traffic congestion is a condition in transport that is characterised by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing. Traffic congestion on urban road networks has increased substantially, since the 1950s. When traffic demand is great enough that the interaction between vehicles slows the speed of the traffic stream, this results in some congestion. While congestion is a possibility for any mode of transportation, this article will focus on automobile congestion on public roads. As demand approaches the capacity of a road (or of the intersections along the road), extreme traffic congestion sets in. When vehicles are fully stopped for periods of time, this is known as a traffic jam or (informally) a traffic snarl-up. Traffic congestion can lead to drivers becoming frustrated and engaging in road rage. Mathematically, traffic is modeled as a flow through a fixed point on the route, analogously to fluid dynamics.

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  1. Traffic congestion

    Traffic congestion is a condition on road networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing. The most common example is the physical use of roads by vehicles. When traffic demand is great enough that the interaction between vehicles slows the speed of the traffic stream, this results in some congestion. As demand approaches the capacity of a road, extreme traffic congestion sets in. When vehicles are fully stopped for periods of time, this is colloquially known as a traffic jam or traffic snarl-up. Traffic congestion can lead to drivers becoming frustrated and engaging in road rage.

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  1. traffic congestion

    Traffic congestion is a term used when many vehicles are clogged in one place and there is very slow or no movement. On roads, traffic congestion can be due to excessive vehicles from different directions, sometimes even causing deadlock. In the sky, many airplanes can cause traffic congestion if there is already traffic congestion at the airport and the flights cannot land.

    The major problem in Bangalore is the traffic congestion, especially during peak office hours.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 26, 2019  
  2. traffic congestion

    Taffic congestion is a barrier for smooth flow of traffic.

    Submitted by mubeenabbas521 on September 23, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of traffic congestion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of traffic congestion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of traffic congestion in a Sentence

  1. Young Sohn:

    As an industry we must join together to use the power of IoT to address challenges posed by issues such as aging population demographics, water shortages, increasing traffic congestion, pollution and major health issues, we need to create powerful open platforms that will harness the information generated by IoT to develop new insights and new approaches to meet the challenges we face as a society.

  2. Elon Musk:

    We're obviously at the early stages here. This is a prototype. We're figuring things out, i think there is a path to alleviating traffic congestion in cities.

  3. Bill Gurley:

    Most of the mayors around the country are starting to see how Uber can impact drunk driving, how Uber can impact traffic congestion, they can hear from their citizenry more closely.

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