FILE: Heavy traffic is shown on Friday, December 1, 2017, from Smith Tower's observation deck in Seattle.
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FILE: Heavy traffic is shown on Friday, December 1, 2017, from Smith Tower's observation deck in Seattle.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Test drive: Does weaving through traffic get you there faster?

Weaving is risky and it's stupid. But is it faster?

The holiday season has arrived. So many errands, so little time and SO MUCH traffic! If you work or live in the Puget Sound region you have most likely stared at your fair share of brake lights that seem to go on for miles.

Then there's that occasional driver who tries to beat the traffic game by weaving in and out of lanes. But does that work? KUOW listener Mariah St. Clair wanted to know if drivers get to their destination faster by weaving.

In our latest episode of SoundQs, we have the answer to the weaving question — along with some tips for drivers from traffic expert Mark Hallenbeck about getting from here to there quickly and safely.

Listen to the episode by clicking the play button above or on your favorite podcast app. SoundQs is a weekly podcast where KUOW reporters tackle questions submitted by our listeners.

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