Traffic Commute Car Club

Traffic Commute Car Club

 Heavy Traffic Commute Game

Riddle 1: Ten vehicles at red light. Light turns green. Everyone moves at same time without auto-cars. How is this possible?

Riddle 2:  Besides your vehicle's engine, what vehicle part costs you & others the most money daily?
Riddle 3:  When you compare walking style to driving style, which one would you stop more doing? Why?

Answers are at the bottom of page.


Traffic Commute Car Club  has games, information and driving policies to save time, money, and environment. We are looking for people that would like to reduce their vehicle expenses, their stress, increase their free time, and help others by driving with the purpose of keeping everyone moving. The principals are simple.


Here are things a space manager does and does not do during “Rush Hour”.

  1. ​Obeys most of the traffic laws. If you are perfect, can you have a police person follow you around for an hour?
  2. Manages space. Space is always there. It is open or it is filled. Open space is room to move. Open space keeps traffic flowing. Moving is better than stopped. You can tell when traffic is slower than your speed. Slowdown and keep open space.
  3. Doesn’t break the laws of physics. Don’t crash.
  4. Allows merging. It is necessary for drivers to enter and exit the freeway with no open space drivers will stop. Stopping does not help traffic flow.
  5. Doesn’t change lanes often. Changing lanes or merging affects other drivers badly. Changing lanes slows everyone down.
  6. Knows the environment around them. Be aware of other drivers’ behaviors. Use traffic apps and/or radio stations traffic reports to improve traffic flow.
  7. Doesn’t drive distracted. Don’t text, tweet, and Instagram. Don’t drive drunk, intoxicated, etc… You know what reduces your ability to drive.
  8. Controls their emotions. Similar to “Road House” rules. 1) Expect the unexpected. 2) Don’t start anything on the drive. 3) Be nice. Watch out for each other’s backs and reduce the effects of FILL drivers.
  9. Waves “Thank you” or make an “I apologize” gestures.
  10. Drives with multiple passengers in the vehicle.
  11. Doesn’t tailgate. Tailgating causes braking, stopping, and crashing.
  12. Manages open space and rarely stops.
  13. Creates space when lanes merge. Two full lanes cannot merge without braking and stopping. Open space allows an efficient merge.

Results of the freeway driving game is

  • More open space on the freeway means less stopping or braking and fewer vehicles.
  • Better fuel mileage.
  • Less fuel used to power cars.
  • More money available for other family needs or wants and staying in the local economy.
  • More available time instead of sitting in traffic.
  • Higher profits for companies that own vehicles or truck drivers.
  • Less reason to raise prices. Less inflation and higher profits.


Take some action. Pledge to be a Space Manager, drive yourself into a raise. Requesting a magnetic or removable Space Manager sticker at mrankin@trafficcommute.com. Become a member of Traffic Commute Car club. Register by “Follow” on Twitter, TCCarclub, and/or share this message to find more concerned drivers. I drive one car. You drive yours. Together, we can keep traffic flowing.


​Please contact mrankin@trafficcommute.com, if you wish to change your current drive. The information will provide substantial benefits to you, your business and your communities' quality of life. Action work better than thoughts.


Here is a 12 minute video to show you what happens when this driving method is active. I do this every day.












Main driving tips to improve traffic flow. Reply, if they work for you. You don't need to help, if the old methods work for you. Enjoy your ride.

  1. Maintain open space in “Rush Hour” traffic. Drive to maintain 3 open vehicle spaces ahead of you. This allows Traffic Commute drivers to create a 10 second cushion before they have to stop their vehicle. The cushion allows at least 5 stopped vehicles to get moving again before you add your vehicle and 2 seconds to the backup. It, also, allows 1 vehicle to move freely into the lane. If another driver does move in, slow down slightly by 1 or 2 mph to create the 3 open vehicle spaces. Speed up 1 or 2 mph when they leave to fill open space.
  2. At traffic lights, don’t go in bumper to bumper. Allow 1 open vehicle space to start moving when the vehicle, which is 3 vehicles ahead of you starts to move. Just release the brake with your foot still on the brake and roll up. Stop, if drivers ahead are not paying attention. Your motion allows the vehicles behind you to start moving 4 to 6 seconds sooner, if they choose to. When all drivers move when a light turns green, we are winning.

Answer to riddle 1: If you allow space between you and the vehicle in front of you, you can move when the light turns green. The best situation is vehicles bunch in groups of three with a vehicle space between bunches. It takes more space. Cars would be able to move instead of sitting and waiting. Use space to jam together or manage space and move when light changes.

Drivers need to be aware of the situation. Leaving open space in some turn lanes could block the through traffic flow. Adjust to the circumstances. With more open space to allow movement, few vehicle need to wait for  the light to change. Street that were constantly full before would still be constantly full, and more vehicles may make it through the light. Save time & money.  Speed, Space & Chill.

Answer to riddle 2: The part that cost drivers the most is "The Brakes" It causes damage to your vehicle, and it waste fuel spent to get to that speed. It, also, cost the drivers behind you when they have to brake.


Answer to riddle 3:  When you are walking, stops costs you time and energy. When you are driving, you move your foot from side to side. It waste energy & time when you stop. It is more noticeable when you are walking than driving.


If you have the money to give to the oil & electric companies to sit still & throw money into the air. Please contribute to Traffic Commute Car Club by doing less blocking, braking, stopping & waiting and give some of your donation to them to us. Please communicate these ideas to increase our savings and donations.  Any positive action is appreciated.