I wrote this essay and would like feed back on it. Yes the book Traffic inspired me.
Have you ever sat in traffic and thought to yourself what really is traffic all about? Traffic can be defined as the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time. Politicians and administrators dictate traffic through forms of policy and law. The engineers then create traffic patterns based on these policies and laws. In the end road users, become the traffic patterns based on use, and by politicians and engineers in how they will shape traffic. The road user also inputs to the politicians on how they want to be represented as traffic. In the end result, the majority wins, and minorities loose, even if they solve the problems the majority of traffic will create.
The ultimate goal in traffic is cohesive cooperation through human interaction. This provides safety and efficiency in one package, which accommodates all road users. This goal isnít directly advantageous for a single road user, nor should it be. Stoplights will allow one traffic pattern to flow while making another traffic pattern stop and wait. The goal in traffic is forgotten in todayís society. Speed has replaced human interaction with mechanical negotiations. Leaders are nonexistent, and most people donít want to contribute unless there is an incentive or direct benefit for them.