To the driver of the Nissan Micra I nipped in front of as she stuttered and fumbled to release her handbrake at the lights this morning. Although your leaning on your horn and waving your arms around in an exaggerated manner was bloody hilarious, remember that, if it weren't for me, your orderly queueing would have lasted a darn sight longer.
"The interesting finding is that if most of the people are law-abiding, and you have a certain amount of people who are breaking the rule, then you are actually getting the minimum chance of a [traffic] jam," said Petter Minnhagen, a physicist at Sweden's Umea University and an author of the paper published in the journal Physical Review E.
Morris Flynn, a University of Alberta professor who uses computational methods to study car traffic, agrees with the explanation. Because rule-breakers "carve out their own path," Flynn said, they dilute large concentrations of rule-abiders moving in the same way
Next time, instead of getting in a right two and eight about it, a bit of respect might not go amiss. A simple thank you will suffice, there's a good girl.