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Old 06-18-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Dallas @ 3:30....not bad, definitely not rush hour.



Is it heavier than say 3 on a Sunday....yes. But it's definitely not rush hour.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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It's 3:30 and the traffic is already building up:

And this is with NO school traffic. If schools were open, things would have been a lot worse. Summer traffic is a lot lighter than the traffic at other times, yet the rush hour traffic starts building up at around 3:30.

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Old 06-18-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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It's 3:30 and the traffic is already building up:

And this is with NO school traffic. If schools were open, things would have been a lot worse. Summer traffic is a lot lighter than the traffic at other times, yet the rush hour traffic starts building up at around 3:30.
You call that rush hour traffic? Hilarious
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:53 PM
 
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You call that rush hour traffic? Hilarious
I said that rush hour traffic begins around 3:30 pm. That doesn't mean you'll have congestion at FULL FORCE at 3:30. It takes time for the traffic to build up. The traffic is pretty slow as we speak.

Besides, this is SUMMER traffic, no school and many people are out of town. For 3/4th of the year, you'd have double this traffic at this hour.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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It's 4 pm and 35N is already clogged. Again, this is the summer traffic, normal traffic would have been a lot busier.


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Old 06-18-2014, 03:04 PM
 
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According to you guys, this is 6 pm's traffic, even though it's only 4 pm on a summer day with no school.

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Old 06-18-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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And this is 75 at 4 pm, again this would have been a lot worse during the school year:



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Old 06-18-2014, 03:20 PM
 
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And this is 75 at 4 pm, again this would have been a lot worse during the school year:


OOOOH.....I get it now! Anytime there's more than 5 cars on 75, it's rush hour!! I think you have a drastically different definition of "rush hour" than the rest of us do. Rush hour is when traffic is moving considerably slower than the posted speed limit in the traditional commuting direction - ie, traffic moving slower than 45-50mph on northbound Tollroad right now vs posted 65-70mph.
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Old 06-18-2014, 03:24 PM
 
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OOOOH.....I get it now! Anytime there's more than 5 cars on 75, it's rush hour!! I think you have a drastically different definition of "rush hour" than the rest of us do. Rush hour is when traffic is moving considerably slower than the posted speed limit in the traditional commuting direction - ie, traffic moving slower than 45-50mph on northbound Tollroad right now vs posted 65-70mph.
Not even close. Currently both 35 and 75 are moving at speeds below 50 and you still don't acknowledge that they are in rush hour. Your definition of rush our is when cars are bumper to bumper and moving like 5-10 mph. That happens around 5 pm when rush hour hits at full force. Basically you are telling me that it is not rush hour unless it's hitting at full force where it's nearly impossible to move. Also keep in mind that school is out and the traffic is a lot lighter than how it normally is during the school year.

Rush hours have build up (3:30 to 5 pm), peak (5 to 6 pm) and recovery (6 to 7:30 pm) and you only consider it rush hour if it's at peak or full force.

According to Wikipedia: "The name is sometimes a misnomer, as the peak period often lasts more than one hour and the "rush" refers to volume of traffic, not rate of flow. Typically, rush hour is 5–9 am (05:00–09:00) and 3–7 pm (15:00–19:00). Some places may experience another, less frantic, lunchtime rush hour from noon to 2 pm (14:00)."
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:29 PM
 
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Ok, then that must be the difference. I guess I've had the wrong definition of rush hour. When I think of rush hour I'm thinking of having to come to a complete stop multiple times on my commute.
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